Saturday, September 24, 2011

Proverbs 28

Pro 28:17  A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
Pro 28:18  Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Pro 28:19  He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Pro 28:20  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Pro 28:21  To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
Pro 28:22  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Pro 28:23  He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Pro 28:24  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Pro 28:25  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Pro 28:26  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Pro 28:27  He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Pro 28:28  When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Check that out, verse 19 talks about working for your wage.  If we want to make sure we have enough to eat, we have to do something for it.  I’m not talking about those who are incapable of work, I’m talking about the lazy.  Paul says not to feed the lazy in one of his latters.

On the other hand, we’re not to make haste to be wealthy.  The love of money is the root of all evil, and we know that seeking out the riches of this world won’t lead us to the riches of the next.  You can’t take it with you.

And these verses also talk about trusting ourselves, which we’ve covered before.  We’re not to be trusted.  We deceive ourselves faster than a 2 year old lies about taking the candy.  We’re pretty awesome at it.  We have to trust God if we want to go the right way.

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