Is there a difference between “find” (4672) and earn? In English there certainly is. They are different in the same way in Hebrew. If you have your Bible and can read the context, this is a passage where a young man is being invited to join a gang and victimize people who are passing by. It condemns the Robin Hood mentality that some have. Some feel that others should share what they have earned and saved with them. Sounds good if you are the taker.
God says, “No.”
This is not a condemnation of people who have when they share and feel responsible to help those in need. This is a condemnation of people who chose to take from others because it is easier than working for themselves. It doesn’t matter if it is legal or socially acceptable.
God still says, “No.”
So? Be generous of what you have. Don’t expect others to do your work for you. It is a Biblical standard. Paul put it this way,
(2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV) For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
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