Posted by Melissa
Read This Passage: Proverbs 13:8-11
Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it. —Proverbs 13:11
A FEW MONTHS ago, I went to work for a marketing firm. The job was much different than they let on during the interview process. As it turned out, the owner of the company was using unethical techniques to obtain employees. He did this because he was able to make money off of people working for him.
In today’s world, many people don’t want to work to earn their living. They’d rather do whatever is easiest, even if it’s fraud or something that’s not quite illegal, but not right either.
In today’s passage, God told us that wealth obtained by fraud will “dwindle.” For months the owner of the company I worked for made a great deal of money through fraud and dishonesty. Then everything fell apart. The owner lost his business and his income.
In this world, there’s an obvious need for money to survive. But ask yourself just how important money and riches are. In terms of eternity, are they worth lying and cheating to obtain?
God has called us to earn our living, and sometimes that’s hard work. But He respects and blesses that. In the end, it’s worth it.
Father, help me make decisions in my life that reflect You. Keep me accountable for my actions.