Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Proverbs 10:2-5
I like the part of this verse thats says “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hands of the diligent makes rich”. Another translation reads, “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.”. It’s a good reminder that being hard working, ethical and forthright in your dealings will bring you good things. Laziness and wickedness will bring you ruin. Something I need to keep in mind when I’m tempted to try and make a quick buck, or cut some corners to make something easier. In the long run it will hurt me.