Wealth of the sinner

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 13:22

The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. All we need to know is where the sinners have laid up their wealth. Here are five places where the sinners have laid up their wealth.

Commodities

Read Genesis 41

The crops stored up over the years of plenty were the commodities that became so valuable during the years of famine that people gave everything they had, even selling themselves into servitude to get it.

Bonds

For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

Deuteronomy 15:6

The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

Deuteronomy 28:12

Stock market

Read Matthew 25:14-30

The faithful servants “went and traded” and earned double their original investment “after a long time” (v19).

Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents

Matthew 25:15

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them

Matthew 25:19

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent … He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Proverbs 28:20-22

It is not about “getting rich quick” by gambling, it is about investing for the long term and getting a return over time.

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Matthew 25:27

We call the stock market and “exchange” where people go to “trade” stocks. Investing in companies means you buy a share of that company and become a partner in its growth and success. The shares grow in value and pay dividends (usury).

According to the “Rule of 72” the amount invested will double approximately the number of years found by dividing 72 by the rate of return. For example at an 8% rate of return 72 / 8 = 9 years.

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