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American Excess or Master Your Card?

By Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn
Proverbs teach us, “The borrower will become the slave to the lender.” It makes no sense that a person would volunteer to be a slave, but that’s what’s happening all over the United States. Too many people are registering to become slaves to their credit card companies. There is a teaching from my Bestselling book Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed that I want you to know!

From the Bible, we know the story of how the Jewish people were enslaved in Egypt when a Pharoah “that did not know Joseph” took power and started, step by step, limiting the rights of the Jews and thus diminishing their value.

Jews had to endure hard labor because they did not have an option. They performed the labor because they sensed that their status as slaves would define who they were rather than their connection to God. The Egyptians forced the Jews to endure great challenges. They gave Jewish men very light jobs while they gave Jewish women backbreaking chores such as moving huge stones from one side of town to the other and back.

Likewise, many people in our world allow their perception of how other people see them to define themselves. This is why people go to a party even when they cannot afford the new outfit or the bottle of wine to bring as a gift, or go on a vacation with money they do not have. I:8:J

God sent the Egyptians ten plagues that became harder and harder, starting with blood in the water, and ending with the tragic death of the first born. The same way, debt starts with charging just a couple of extra bucks to our credit cards when we want something we can’t afford to pay for. Before long, it might turn into a second mortgage on our house. Debt can kill our future and take our house with it.

Maintain the Pharaoh far away from your credit cards by spending only the money you have, not the money you don’t. This is what I really call priceless.

Master your Cards, don’t let them master you!!!

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