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.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Eternal Revenue Service

(Proverbs 16:8 KJV)  Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

We, as Christians, do indeed march to a different drummer, or we should.  As I read this verse my mind went to a radio commercial I have been hearing.  The speaker identifies himself as a guy who flips houses on TV.  I think I have been forced to watch him at some point but his name is not an icon in my life.  He wanted to find a group of people who would join him to get rich flipping houses.  So far I have no problem with the concept except the skepticism which says “If there is so much money to be made why are you not making it instead of trying to get me to do it?”

My problem is the next line which goes something like “get rich using other people’s money”.  That is a paraphrase.  The concept is that you make risky business moves by risking other people’s money rather than your own.  This is where the speaker invites us to leave our Christian faith and enter the worlds of “buyer beware”.  The radio station does not claim to be Christian but many of those who listen would.  You cannot get rich taking advantage of other people and still call yourself a follower of Jesus.

So?  Get rich if you can.  Do it in such a way that God will be able to live with you and you will continue to walk with Him. 

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