Pondering Proverbs 15:27


“Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.”

My take: So what is unjust gain? Its getting something you haven’t earned or been given freely. It’s one thing to have a drive to work and take risks for gain. I submit that is Biblical. This passage is an example that an entitlements, get rich quick or flat out stealing comes with its bag of tricks and thorns. God likes s level playing field and that’s why the free enterprise system has no equal and the rule of principle and law requires enforcement. Ultimately for our nation, comminity or organization to thrive it must be one of delivering real value.

My prayer: Lord help me to thrive by doing more than what I am paid for, to exceed expectations and keep balanced scales.

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