The Loss of Money is God’s Punishment

The loss of money is one of God’s punishments for those who violate his word.

This sermon is delivered by Pastor Glen, one of the participants of the Natural Farming and Technology System Seminar at Helen’s Farm, Joaquin Biao, Davao City on May 25-28, 2010.

Being immoral with a woman.

A foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knows nothing. For she sits at the door of her house, On a seat by the highest places of the city, To call those who pass by, Who go straight on their way: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, Stolen water is sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant,” But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell. (Prov: 9:13-18)

Other Verses – Prov 5:1-10, 6:27-35, 7:4-25.

Spring Flowers in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Spring Flowers in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Spending too much time sleeping.

How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sheep, a little slumber,  A little folding of the hands to sleep – So shall your poverty come on you like a robber, And your need like an armed man. (Prov 6:9-11)

Other Verses – Prov 20:13.

Getting money by doing evil.

The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked. (Prov 10:3)

Failing to be diligent.

He who deals with a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes one rich. (Prov 10:4)

Co-signing a note.

He who is surety for a stranger will suffer for it. But one who hates being surety is secure. (Prov 11:15)

Having a stingy attitude.

There is one who scatters, yet increases more;  And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. (Prov 11:24)

Provoking your family to anger.

He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. (Prov 11:29)

Getting money without labor.

Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase. (Prov 13:11)

Refusing to listen to reproach.

Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards reproof will be honored. (Prov 13:18)

Talking too much.

In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. (Prov 14:23)

Other Verses – Prov 21:19, 25:24.

Being slothful.

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. (Prov 13:4)

Other verses – Prov 19:15, 20:4, 21:25, 24:30-34, 26:13-16.

Rejecting the cry of the poor.

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor. Will also cry himself and not be heard. (Prov 21:13,)

Other Verses – Heb 13:2.

Loving pleasure and loving wine.

He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich. (Prov 21:17)

Other Verses – Prov 23:29-35.

Giving to rich people.

He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty. (Prov 22:16)

Overeating.

And put a knife to your throat,  If you are a man given to appetite. (Prov 23:2)

Charging usury on loans.

One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion, Gathers it for him who will pity the poor. (Prov 28:8)

Following vain persons.

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough. (Prov 28:19)

Trying to get rich quickly.

A man with evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him. (Prov 28:22)

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