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Ye that Work Iniquity

Daily Inspiration from Proverbs P.6 – Ye that Work Iniquity

Proverbs 1: King James Bible

Ye that work Iniquity – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter one, Verses 17-19

17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Ye that work Iniquity

People kill for the sake of greed. Not only that, but they’ll lie, steal, cheat, defraud, humiliate themselves, reject morality, and push limits of any laws to the breaking point, all for the sake of gain.

This echoes to the focus of our inspiration today, “thou shalt not covet.” When we covet, we desire the things that aren’t ours, and is a route for the iniquity of greed to plant stakes, and set up shop in our lives.

And when that takes root, gain begins to become more important than the things that we otherwise would hold dear. Gain becomes more important than God or the will of the Father. Having your moral compass toyed with by way of greed, can alter your course into a complete state of lawlessness.

And as the proverb says, you’ll soon find yourself “laying in wait for your own blood.” Greed is an iniquity, and when it becomes your way of life, guess what…

You’ve become a “worker of iniquity,” congratulations…

Job 31: King James Bible

3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Matthew 7: King James Bible

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


Related New Testament Scripture

Jude 1: King James Bible

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.



Your Word protects us from all things, and we pray that you keep our hearts and eyes on you, and the things that you’d have us to do and say, according to your will. Keep us from all iniquities, and remove us from the snare of covetousness and greediness. We pray in Jesus name.



Greed doesn’t hit with full force. As most iniquities operate, it comes with a whimper, silently tweaking the way you see things and do things.

My “confession” question to you is:

How far along had greed or covetousness become, before the scales were removed from your eyes to see what was going on with you?

How did you reverse being “ye that work iniquity?” Please let us know via the comments section below.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Inspiration from Proverbs P.6 – Ye that Work Iniquity

  1. 1 Timothy 6 : 5-12

    5] Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is godliness: From such withdraw thyself.

    6] But godliness with contentment is great gain.

    7] For we brought nothing into this World, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

    8] And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

    9] But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

    10] For the love of money is the root of all evil: Which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    11] But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    12] Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yes, His Word is a double edged sword and though we see to judge others in these things, The Word will bow Us low to search our own hearts and pierces Yes, even the most pure heart; if not even of a remembrance of the Darkness that once pervaded our thoughts and wrong purposes… warning Us to Watch and Pray least we too get enticed once again.

    Yes, God’s Word is like a Mirror that shows Us ourselves True Self and we turn and seek to immediately justify what we saw or choose to pretend we didn’t see… So in God’s Way, then we Reap what we Sow and then our bad fruits will stink before Us, because we fail to go back to The Mirror.

    Amen to your Prayer brother; In Lord Jesus Christ’s name and Yes Father keep Us from Every Evil Work and save Us from the lion’s mouth! Hallelujah! Amen!

    • Hi there Bruce,
      Amen & Great piece of scripture there Brother, and right on target. Thanks for sharing it!
      And also Amen, finding faults in others makes nobody more spiritual, particularly the observer. There’s an enormous difference between using sound judgement that pleases the Father, and judging others.

      Judgement that pleases the Father is as you said, using the Word of God to be as a measuring stick against ourselves, to be more like him as less like the world. To prune off of ourselves all of the dead branches, stimulating new growth. A personal commitment to the renewal of our own minds and behavior through the Word with help from the Spirit of God.

      Judging others is a whole different ballgame, one which the Lord would rather we not play. Being judgemental over someone causes for us to be playing the roles of the Accuser (Satan) and the Judge (the Father) all at the same time. Though we’re to fill neither of these shoes. But with every judgement that we lay down upon another, is another sliver of pride we tack on to ourselves. Dangerous stuff.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Bruce! I appreciate it & God bless you in the name of Jesus!

  2. Very piercing with scripture….we can get sidetracked, which is why focus is a deeper walk with Christ..thank you for sharing

    • Hi there Rita,
      Amen, and thank you for your comment. You’re right about this being a piercing piece of scripture. This is one of those areas where we see the “disciplinarian” or rather the “Just Judge” aspect of the Father. And also right about focus. This world is established in such a way, that it is deliberately designed to remove us from any sort of clarity toward the Father.

      I wrote extensively about this in “Not of this World: Out of the Mire.” And as you’ve pointed out, a deeper walk with Christ Jesus is crucial, which is what the thief is trying to remove us from.

      When we willingly ignore the Father, there will come a point where he will simply back off, and allow what he’s been warning us about to happen. He doesn’t “bring on the pain” so to speak, but simply looks the other way, as we get exactly what we’ve been asking for in those types of circumstances.
      Thank you again for your comment and God bless you in Jesus name.

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