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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