“Just tell him you havent got it to loan”
How is this not suggesting that one lie?
Of course, the answer is simple: either GIVE the money, or don’t give it.
I supported a mostly homeless Christian man for almost 12 years, but early on told him, after his repeated requests for money, “Jerry - do not ever ask me for money. Because I’ve given to you so often, you are now looking for me to be your piggy bank. I cannot let you become dependent on me when you need to learn to depend on God alone. If you ask me for money, the answer will always be ‘No - look to the Lord.’ I will pray, and give to you as the Lord leads me.”
Of course, I continued to support him - but as the Lord lead. And he did learn to go to the Lord for his needs - and often saw miracles as he did.
The Lord called him home recently - so his trials are over, thank God.
>>>Just tell him you havent got it to loan
How is this not suggesting that one lie?<<<
Not suggesting that one lie and say they haven’t got the money when they really do have money in their possession, but telling them that they don’t have any money “to loan” is truthful.
The Church group I attend every wednesday evening deals with re entry from jails ....I have loaned monies quite a few times and if I get it back good if not it is a small amount to pay for a fair weather friend . On the other hand I lent monies to a friend and it is a small amount (but I am not super wealthy either...self-employed) but he used to mention about paying it back but that has seemed to fade over time . I look at it this way ...IF you chose to loan cash be able to do so with it never being paid back , because more than likely it won’t . Also I don’t see it as lying if you clearly state that “You have NO MONEY FOR LOANING” That is a choice and not a lie .....BUT ! never forget prosperity is allocated to individuals by God...Praise and Glory to God for his love .