Counsels on Stewardship -- Study Guide


Lesson 8

Section 11 — The Tyranny of Debt


The tyranny of debt has many facets. Debt ultimately results in pressures and unhappiness in the home. Animosity may develop between those who owe and those who are owed. Feelings of divine condemnation often exist because the tithe is not returned. There is guilt for not supporting God’s cause with generous offerings. Overwork and worry may lead to health problems. Few realize the true effect of debt on a person, family, church, or institution. This lesson should help provide some of these insights. CS-SG 44.1