Pondering Proverbs 6:30 — Pro 6:31
“People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.”
My take: Here is a solid example of empathy / justice. So often society tries to force us to choose one or the other.
Action words: not despise, steal, caught, pay 7x or give all
My prayer: Help me see things from Your perspective and mix mercy and righteousness as You know best, Lord. Please keep me healthy and able to produce so that I never feel the need to steal.