For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Proverbs 3:9-10Compare with Malachi 3:10 and Matthew 6:33.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
Proverbs 8:12-20If you don't hate evil then you don't really fear the Lord. Jesus hated evil. He drove the money changers from the temple with a whip on several occasions (Jn 2:14–16, Mt 21:12, Mk 11:15,17, Lk 19:45). Romans 12:9 says that we are to abhor that which is evil. True love has an element of hate.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Proverbs 10:22Contrast with 1 Timothy 6:10. Prospering God's way is defiantly superior. He is able to bless us without the added sorrow.
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 11:28Consider Mark 10:24. Riches are not inherently bad in and of themselves. Trusting in riches instead of God, however, is bad and will get you into trouble.
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Proverbs 22:7Romans 13:8
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Proverbs 28:10Psalms 7:15
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Total Verses: 31
Total Passages: 14