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  • Alan Fong

The Prayer for Surety

Today’s Verse:

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me. ~Isaiah 38:14

A debt is an obligation to repay money that we have borrowed. After we are approved for the desired loan, we sign off a promissory note to repay the loan over a certain number of months. In the event we default on the loan, the creditor has the right to take back the asset that we defaulted payment on or sue us for payment. Most of us are careful about going into debt. We should be even more concerned about having legal responsibility for another person’s debt. With this thought in mind, let us see the prayer for a surety.

We see the principle.

“O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.” The Hebrew word for undertake is the same