A faithful man will have many blessings, but one in a hurry to get rich will not go unpunished. Proverbs 28:20 HCSB

Many people search for ways to get-rich-quick. Some purchase lottery tickets and aspire to win millions. Others invest in questionable companies hoping to make dividends. Others are even willing to participate in illegal activities in order to gain wealth. The implication is that these individuals want something for nothing. They are not willing to work diligently to earn the money they desire.

This proverb reminds us that get-rich-quick schemes are not the way to accomplish wealth. Instead, one should be faithful to his job, willing to work hard, and be a good steward of the resources God provides. Those who seek to get-rich-quick will ultimately find emptiness whereas those who work hard and are faithful to the task will discover fulfillment and happiness.

Challenge: Do not get involved in get-rich-quick schemes that often involve unethical and devious shortcuts. Be faithful to your job, always give more than what is expected, and use your resources to help others and glorify God. Thank God for your job and the ability to work.

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