Most High….

On the contrary, continue to love your enemies and to do good and to lend without hoping for anything back; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind toward the unthankful and wicked.
Whereas upright Israelites obeyed God’s law about making interest-free loans, lending on interest apparently became common and brought hardships on needy debtors. Jesus Christ, though, upheld God’s law in this regard and gave it an even broader application, saying: “Continue . . . to lend without interest, not hoping for anything back.”  It would therefore be improper to withhold assistance from a person who because of continued adversity and through no fault of his own might be unable to repay a debt.

But when the loan is not needed to relieve poverty, there would be no objection to a person’s charging interest on a loan. Jesus himself, by having the wicked slave in one of his illustrations censured for failing to deposit his master’s money with the bankers so as to draw interest, implied that receiving interest from invested capital is proper.


~ by DJ Camstar on 10/09/2015.

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