In recent days, we have heard much about whether or not the Congress of the United States should vote to raise our current debt ceiling of 14.3 trillion dollars. The debt ceiling is simply the maximum amount of debt that our government is authorized to take on. The goal of the debt ceiling is twofold. First, it brings accountability in relation to government spending, and secondly it puts limits on that spending.
Let us take a moment and consider the idea of establishing limitations as it pertains to the Christian life. Israel, for example, was guilty of limiting God Himself. Psalm 78:41 says, “yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” Although we should be completely in favor of limitations on spending, we must oppose our own limitations that we put on God. Israel shows us that lack of faith in God’s ability to perform often limits what God will do. Matthew 13:58 says that “he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Again, we see limitations put on God by unbelief.
As the world focuses on whether or not to change the limitations on the debt ceiling, may God’s people focus on removing limitations that we may have put on God through unbelief.