Sixth Commandment
Sixth Commandment

Share this on FacebookEmailPrinter versionRSS Feed

On Earning Wealth

Sermonette; #1509s-AM; 17 minutes
Given 30-Sep-19

Description: (hide)

John Ritenbaugh emphasizes that the three principles taught by Scripture towards acquiring prosperity (diligently working, wisely managing what one has earned, and meticulously saving) all militate against laziness or sloth. In various translations, Proverbs 18:9 compares one who has acquired the habit of laziness to a destroyer, a saboteur, a vandal, and one who commits spiritual suicide. Laziness is just as deliberate as malicious vandalism. The slacker does not destroy on the spot, but his behavior has the same effect as someone who actively demolishes. The first job God gave to mankind was to dress and keep a plot of land—not to let it go to seed. In John 5:17, Jesus assures us that both He and His Father work continuously, providing an example for His called-out ones.



The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Daily Verse and Comment

Receive Biblical truth in your inbox—spam-free! This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving.


Privacy Policy
E-mail This Page

Further Reading


Our Final Performance Review