Thursday, March 12, 2009

Money Wisdom From Proverbs

Money Wisdom From Proverbs

Proverbs 12:11 11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

This sentiment is uttered many times in the Proverbs, namely, that a diligent man will eat of his diligence. But there is more than that here. A man who sees that tilling and work and patience is God’s way of acquiring wealth, is the sort of man who will enjoy all of it. There is another kind of man that is prone to follow vanity. These men are not few nor far between. They are numerous and the crafty can always catch them. Multi-level organizations recruit thousands of people void of understanding that believe the lie that if they work 10 hours a week for a few years, they will never have to work hard again. Of course, vain persons are recruiting them and the recruitees become vain persons as the promised dollar signs begin to cloud their eyes.

Here is the funny catch. The man who tills his land, and works hard, getting a small and stable return for his efforts is the one who is satisfied with food. It is the fool, constantly seeking the ease of wealth easily, that is without understanding and without bread.

Why is it that those who are always trying to recruit you to do Amway (by any other name) are driving a beat up old K-Car, and the farmer (by any other name tilling and toiling away steadily year after year is driving a new Ford-150?

Those who seek to secure wealth quickly rarely do. And those who seek to secure their bread in the Fall by working hard in the Spring often find an enormous harvest, 30, 60 and 100 fold.

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