(Pro 23:4 KJV) Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
This is a verse about balance. Actually it is an unbalanced view of balance because it only warns against one extreme. If you proof text and try to build positions on one verse you see here a condemnation of the wealthy. That is cultish, not Biblical. The Bible does not condemn wealth, it condemns immoral ways of earning it and unethical ways of using it. One of the unacceptable ways of relating to wealth is being consumed with gaining it.
Keep in mind that at the other end we have sloth and the welfare mentality. Those are also condemned.
So? Work hard and be a good steward. To some that will lead to wealth. To the rest it will provide what we need.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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