Daily In The Word – Feb. 10 – Righteous Wages

Date: 12 Feb 2018 Comments: 0

Once again, I am running a bit behind on my daily readings. Weekends tend to be tricky for having time to sit still and read. Today I want to talk about how we let wealth be our security. I have been blessed with a good job that provides well for my family. It may have its own share of frustrations, and there have certainly been tough times on occasion. However, one thing is constant. I earned this money by performing honest work. Despite the many challenges it brings, I have always operated at my work as a man of integrity. In fact, I have occasionally left employers because I couldn’t morally accept what they were doing. I have also turned down many jobs that I think could potentially be compromising. It’s made things interesting, but as the 90’s country song “I Got It Honest” by Aaron Tippin says: “Every single penny I’m paid, I got it honest.” It’s no doubt that people have many criminal means with which to earn their money and people may do jobs that go against their moral code because ‘the money is too good’ but the Scripture makes it clear that if we find our safety in money that is earned in an unrighteous way, it will not end well. “Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.The Lord will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.” (Proverbs 10:2-3, NLT). Make sure all your business dealings are done in a way that is righteous and God will not let you suffer.

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