Don’t desire dirty money PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:58

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

“People do not despise a thief if he stealsto satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;he will give all the goods of his house.” (Jer. 6:30-31, ESV)

Sweet will always be the sleep of a man who gains his earnings by honesty. His heart will also overflow with joy continually. This truth will forever stand—God blesses the works of an honest man,but the Lord abhors the gains of thieves. Anything which is profited by dishonestly has a corresponding curse. Such evil profit will, in manyforms and ways, eat-up the actor until he eventually run-out or simply expires.

Check this out: are there how many corrupt politicians you know, who already died in unnatural deaths or had suffered terminal cancers before they left this world? Their (robbed) millions of pesos could not help them save or extend their lives! But did you also notice the decent works of honest people, their increase may only be little, but each gain they have move them forward always,and surely!

I know parents whose sole work was to push carts to sell fried bananas for their daily needs, and to send their kids to school through those hard-earned money. Though they waded life in seeming difficulties, but their blessings todaymay tell us to how God did really prosper their honest living. Their children have finished their studies and it is them now who are taking care of their old parents.

The psalmist used to illustrate the way of the dishonest people, “The wicked are not so,but are like chaff that the wind drives away.” (Ps. 1:4, ESV) Money gained by theft or robbery do not stay long in the hands of the holder. The Lord would send a usual wind, in many forms, to drive away such money.

It will always be a reward for parents to feed their children with income which they earned out from their sweat. They can steadfastly tell the latter that the money they spent for them is clean. Such parents can also walk with their heads up and in righteous pride in their communities. No fear can beset them, too, simply because they did not hurt anybody.

Do not buy goods or anything which is stolen. Do you know that such simple act of buying stolen goods is already a crime—FENCE? Stolen goods are sold in cheaper prices, of course by the thievesthemselves. The absurd thing, most of the time, there are folks who also patronize such wrong merchandize. Thus, same thieves are encouraged to steal more!

Friends, do not think that one has saved by buying stolen goods! The very truth is the contrary. God’s curse is