A person who has little money, no money, or even debt will look at this proverb and think, “I don’t care how I get money or if it lasts only a little while, I only know I want some relief now.” I don’t know how to respond to such thinking for being constantly in debt and poor is a drain. So I sit here and look at my soul to find a reply.
Dishonest money is wealth gained by extortion (Psalm 62:10), deceit (Proverbs 21:6), fraud (Hosea 12:7), and bribes (1 Samuel 8:3), Deuteronomy 25:15-16 states, “You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.” Yet some will risk their life for profit especially if they are in debt. I still do not have an answer.
Waiting for a promise to be filled takes faith. Where there is faith there is hope. David was anointed and given a promise as a young lad. He waited many years for the anointing to be realized for an evil king was seated on the throne. Many years later after hardship and more hardship, the evil king died, and even then David did not realize the fulfillment of the promise. Only many years later in his mid-life did David become king of all Israel. “Be patient,” is my answer. “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33) Trust and believe. Save little by little.