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Proverbs 10-The hand of the diligent makes rich

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"He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame" (Proverbs 10:4/5).

What do you think about those scriptures? Let's focus on the the latter part of verse 4: "the hand of the diligent makes rich." Whatever rich means to you, use that. Rich is in the eye of the beholder, so if rich to you means rich in peace, joy, financial, physical, mental, spiritual, all of those, some of those, whatever rich means to you, consider that ok? Proverbs 10:4/5 means that if anyone is operating with a slack (aka weak, whack, lazy) spirit, then more than likely, that person is not going to get rich. Those of us who will get rich are the ones who will do what James 2:14-17 says, put some works behind what we say we believe. And during the winter or when others are sleep or others are sitting around watching tv, guess what we will be doing? We will be gathering and we will be working, in order to get a harvest. In order to get rich. Whatever that means to us each of us.

Consequently, we can use Proverbs 10:4/5 to learn something about what being rich really is and doing what we have to in order to get there, as well as, maintain riches when we level up. Whatever rich means to you and whatever rich means to me, we can get there. Because again, Proverbs 10:4/5 says, "He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame." .
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