Foolishness and Riches

The turning away of the simple shall slay them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Beware if you are a fool and become rich. You will have the power to do yourself all kinds of harm.

The one who turns aside from wisdom will bring themselves death. But even if it looks like you are prospering, this does not mean you are walking in wisdom or are out of danger. For prosperity offers the one who doesn’t know wisdom numerous opportunities to put himself into situations that would bring destruction – that he would simply never have had the opportunity to encounter were he poorer.

You cannot judge your condition by your circumstances. It must be – are you following the Lord and finding yourself in him.


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