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, March 1, 2018

Will Work for Food

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

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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