An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Don’t Be a Spoiler

(Proverbs 1:13 KJV)  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

From reading other scripture, “wealth” (1952) is not the problem.  The problem is how we attain it, how we use it and the attitude we have toward it.  This is shown by the second term, “spoil” (7998).

Much of what we accumulate could be considered “spoil” (7998).  This is the kind of wealth that is stolen from others.  Socialists would like us to think that all wealth fits in this category, but the Bible does not agree with that.  The Bible condemns unjust gain or quick gain just as it does sloth.  Both can condemn a person. 

So?  Honest work is the standard of believers.  Idle wealth and living off of inheritance becomes a real problem.  Taking advantage would be condemned as immoral even if it is legal.  Take the high road because while all roads may have lead to Rome they don’t lead to heaven. 


Mamahen said...


Pumice said...

And Maranatha!

Grace and peace.