Verse of the Day: Grow Money Little By Little

November 15, 2007


11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.

Proverbs 13:11 (NKJV)

11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

Proverbs 13:11 (NLT)

11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Proverbs 13:11 (NIV)

I love this verse, especially how the NIV translation puts it. If you gather money “little by little” you will make it grow! Slow and steady wins the race. You don’t have to be the hare! Be the tortoise and win in the long run! Getting rich quick doesn’t work. It takes hard work, effort, passion, and drive to succeed. Plus a little blessing from God definitely doesn’t hurt!

From the Nelson Study Bible:

This proverbs describes the natural long-term consequences of cheating. People who compromise their honesty to get rich merely postpone the inevitable need to earn their keep. The day comes when their cheating catches up with them, but by then their honest colleagues have become far better at obtaining wealth. Cheating doesn’t work anymore, and the wealth of the dishonest is diminished.

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One Response to “Verse of the Day: Grow Money Little By Little”

  1. BDO Says:

    Very good verse to bring up! We always need a good reminder to be patient.

    God Bless!

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