The Bible is a life Manual to those who regard it . It is the mostly read and sold book all over the world.The Bible is an atlas that show the world how to navigate through life and how to live an honest life with peace of mind.
Find below, some ten(10) Bible verses that caution people about dishonesty or ill-gotten wealth or fraud and the repercussions.
- Jeremiah 17:11
The person who gets money dishonestly is like a bird that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.In the prime of life, he will lose his riches, and in the end,he is nothing but a fool.
- Proverbs 20:17
Good gained by fraud tastes sweet,but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hardwork grows overtime.
Do not defraud or Tob your neighbour.”Do not hold back the wagesof a hiredworker overnight’
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they are headed for poverty.
- 1Timothy 6:9-10
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
Verse 10: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people,in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.
- Micah 2:1-3
Wow to those who plan iniquity,to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.
They cover fields and seize them,and houses,and take them.
They defraud People of their homes, they Rob them of their inheritance.Therefore, the LORD says:”I am planning disaster against these people,from which you cannot save yourselves.
You will no longer walk proudly,for it will be a time of calamity.
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.
It is better to have a little, honestly earned ,than to have a large income,dishonestly gained.
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer but must work,doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
Let us preach,teach these in our homes, schools,environments and places of work.God will not descend to change us but His words can do, if we yield.