Proverbs 10:14-16 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
During the years that I spent working in the factories I noticed a truth, which I believe scripture is trying to teach.
As an unbeliever, when others and I, who did not know Christ as Saviour, worked a full 40-hour week like everyone else, at the end of the week I would still be broke. I never seemed to have money for anything. I looked around and saw some of these people working 50, 60, and even 70 hours in a week, and still not getting ahead. Even the ones who did seem to have many of life’s toys were not satisfied with them. They were always wanting more, or working longer to take care of them. When bonus time would come around, they would cash those extra checks, and hide the money from their spouse, claiming they would not get to keep any of it if they didn’t.
When I accepted Christ as my Saviour, things changed. I still had the same job. I didn’t get a raise for being saved. I began tithing which meant I now was taking ten percent, and more from the check that never was enough before, and gave it to the Lord. However, it seemed life had a new meaning. Somehow, my money was going farther. God began to convict me about some terrible habits I had formed. When I finally quit them, and gave them to Him, I had even more money.
The labor of the righteous, is just the same as the labor of the un-righteous. Yet somehow, it would yield more. God seems to multiply it somehow, and bless those who serve Him.
Our verses today says: “The labour of the righteous tendeth to life.” It’s a real life, and a great life in Christ.
We only get so many years here on earth with our loved ones. It seems a shame so many try so hard to obtain so much, which they will only have to leave behind. Life is meant to be lived. Live it in Christ. He will make so much more out what you already have.
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