Verse of the Day: Getting Rich Quick Doesn’t Work

April 10, 2007


20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 28:20, 22 (NKJV)

20 The trustworthy will get a rich reward. But the person who wants to get rich quick will only get into trouble.

22 A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty.

Proverbs 28:20, 22 (NLT)

A wise person doesn’t try to get rich quick. Only a greedy person does that. The one thing you can bank on is that get-rich-quick schemes don’t work. I love what Dave Ramsey says: A job is a great money-making scheme! It works every time!

I know someone who tried nearly every money making scheme out there. One day she’s trying to sell me some miracle green tea that will heal all kinds of diseases to trying to recruit me for a pyramid scheme (Quixtar). She told me about all the real estate seminars she attended by these self-proclaimed “real estate gurus”. Isn’t it interesting that the Bible talks about these people who want to get rich quick without putting any work or very minimal work into it. It leads to poverty and it’s true. These people pay all kinds of money to get into these seminars and get rich quick programs. And what do they have to show for it? In the end, it’s just a waste of time, money, and energy.

But the Bible talks about the true “secret” to getting rich. “A trustworthy person will get a rich reward”. I think that speaks for itself. Remember that getting rich isn’t a quick process. Slow and steady wins the race!


2 Responses to “Verse of the Day: Getting Rich Quick Doesn’t Work”

  1. Michael Says:

    Well said, these are some of my favorite verses. I am also reminded of one of my other favorites. I Timothy 6:9 “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.”

    Keep the faith friend! I am glad to see a Christian perspective in the PF blogs world.

  2. Hey, thanks for the kind words, Michael! It’s always nice to hear some compliments. I’m glad I’m helping someone out!

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