Proverbs 13:11 – Quick Money

Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. – The Bible, Proverbs 13:11

Some places where else this is discussed: 

Prov. 28:19-20, 22

Ill-gotten wealth: Prov. 10:2, 11:18

My thoughts:5139675888_6249ddb5e7_z.jpg

What happens when you invest in Bitcoin for quick money? You get a very unstable investment. Would you also be tempted to spend that quick money unwisely? This proverb speaks to how wealth is gathered, and how much we work for it.

My experience is that when we earn lots very quickly, especially if by deception, we don’t value it so much. We are much more likely to splurge. When we work hard for our livelihood, we value what we earn far more.

We need to remember that a long-term investment or a steady income doesn’t promise huge return initially. It seems better in the long run, though, to seek income the honest way. Let’s stick with our jobs, and not be endlessly hoping for that winning lottery ticket, as understandable and tempting as that may be.

Thanks for reading! Pete


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Proverbs 13:5 – Odious Lies

The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. – The Bible, Proverbs 13:5

Some places where else this is discussed:

Prov. 6:16-19, 8:13, Psalm 119:163

My thoughts:

Hate is a strong emotion. We shouldn’t hate people personally, but we are given free 8392533192_78cbf30d83_zreign in the Bible to hate evil. Evil deserves drastic action. For us to hate our own evil actions or the temptation to do them, we’d need to avoid them, stamp them out, and flee such things.

In this proverb, the man who seeks to be righteous despises any deception; he follows in what God hates. The wicked man has no qualms about lying, as long as it gets them what they want. Yet they bring upon themselves all manner of shame. So often the truth ousts us. We realise it would have been far better to have not lied in the first place.

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Proverbs 12:17 – Spinning Tales

An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. – Proverbs 12:17

A series of proverbs with this same theme:

Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)

My thoughts:

A courtroom can’t deliver justice when everyone lies. You need truth about a case to get 6800413382_5504eb952e_o (1).jpganywhere, and only an honest witness will avoid spinning a tale. The direct opposite to this is the false witness, whose very nature will reveal dishonesty. Where there are talebearers, you have injustice, and our just LORD will not be mocked forever. I look for the Day of Judgement, when all lies will be stripped of their power.

Thanks for reading! Pete.

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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.

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