Verse of the Day: Don’t Overwork for Riches

May 3, 2007


4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.

Be wise enough to know when to quit.

5 In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,

for it will sprout wings

and fly away like an eagle.

Proverbs 23:4-5 (NLT)

From the Nelson Study Bible:

These verses call for moderation in work. Do not overwork to be rich: Although the proverbs discourage laziness (see 22:13), they also discourage any overworking whose purpose is greater wealth.


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