“My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” (Pro 6:1–2)

The essence of this proverb occurs a number of times in Scripture. It’s obviously an important financial principle, particularly for those of us who are in business.

If we are in onerous contracts or agreements or have guaranteed another entity or person, we need to renegotiate. Don’t put off, don’t delay, and don’t get distracted or be put off by the inconvenience or how it may be perceived; go and get it changed.

The Bible describes it as a trap, that we have been ensnared by the words of our mouth. If it is God’s will that we not enter into such an agreement, He will give us a way of escape.

Quick Prayer: Give me favor to renegotiate where I need to please, Lord. Amen.


“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isa 55:1)

What a wonderful picture of a God who will provide for all our needs and satisfy the desires of our hearts. Freely given in abundance are water for the thirsty and sustenance without us giving anything.

This unilateral giving from a loving God is a demonstration of the heart of God, Who is not looking for anything in return. He wants to provide not only water that will ensure we live and milk to help us grow but also wine for us to enjoy.

It is an invitation to the thirsty—to those of us who recognize our need and that it is only in God that we can find true rest for our souls and satisfaction that knows no bounds or ends.

Quick Prayer: How You freely give is truly staggering to me. Amen.