Saturday, October 8, 2022



Ezekiel 22:27

King James Version

27 Her princes in the midst thereof 

are like wolves ravening the prey, 

to shed blood, 

and to destroy souls, 

to get dishonest gain.

Business, and institutions, are notorious for "dishonest gain".

Doesn't matter, whether they're public, or private entities.

Same objective: PROFIT.

It's always been about profit.

We all know in our hearts, what excessive gain is.

It causes excessive hardship in others.

I don't think I'd be able to sleep good nights if I were to profit from another person's poverty, or get him to that point, just so my pockets would be fat, and full.

Or to keep others in ignorance, that I may profit.

As born again, I don't have the heart to do so.

I live by Scripture, and that's what I'll share with you.

We must know the LAWS of GOD, that we may live righteously in His eyes.

For starters, the LORD abhors a false balance.

Proverbs 11:1

King James Version

11 A false balance is abomination to the Lord: 

but a just weight is his delight.

Let us all be warned, and do right by GOD, and our brothers and sisters.

Here are more verses that speak about dishonest gain:

Exodus 18:21

King James Version

21 Moreover thou shalt provide 

out of all the people able men, 

such as fear God, 

men of truth, 

hating covetousness; 

and place such over them, 

to be rulers of thousands, 

and rulers of hundreds, 

rulers of fifties, 

and rulers of tens:

Leviticus 19:15

King James Version

15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: 

thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, 

nor honor the person of the mighty: 

but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

1 Samuel 8:1-3

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8 And it came to pass, 

when Samuel was old, 

that he made his sons judges over Israel.

2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; 

and the name of his second, Abiah: 

they were judges in Beersheba.

3 And his sons walked not in his ways, 

but turned aside after lucre, 

and took bribes, 

and perverted judgment.

Proverbs 10:2

King James Version

2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: 

but righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 23:4-5

King James Version

4 Labour not to be rich: 

cease from thine own wisdom.

5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? 

for riches certainly make themselves wings; 

they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 28:20

King James Version

20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: 

but he that maketh haste to be rich 

shall not be innocent.

Ecclesiastes 3:17-20

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17 I said in mine heart, 

God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: 

for there is a time there for every purpose 

and for every work.

18 I said in mine heart 

concerning the estate of the sons of men, 

that God might manifest them, 

and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men 

befalleth beasts; 

even one thing befalleth them: 

as the one dieth, so dieth the other; 

yea, they have all one breath; 

so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: 

for all is vanity.

20 All go unto one place; 

all are of the dust, 

and all turn to dust again.

Ezekiel 22:29-31

King James Version

29 The people of the land have used oppression, 

and exercised robbery, 

and have vexed the poor and needy: 

yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

30 And I sought for a man among them, 

that should make up the hedge, 

and stand in the gap before me for the land, 

that I should not destroy it: 

but I found none.

31 Therefore have I poured out 

mine indignation upon them; 

I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: 

their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, 

saith the Lord God.

Ephesians 4:17-19

King James Version

17 This I say therefore, 

and testify in the Lord, 

that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, 

in the vanity of their mind,

18 Having the understanding darkened, 

being alienated from the life of God 

through the ignorance that is in them, 

because of the blindness of their heart:

19 Who being past feeling 

have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, 

to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Ephesians 4:22-25

King James Version

22 That ye put off concerning 

the former conversation the old man, 

which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, 

which after God is created in righteousness 

and true holiness.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, 

speak every man truth with his neighbour: 

for we are members one of another.

Ephesians 4:27

King James Version

27 Neither give place to the devil.

Ephesians 4:28

King James Version

28 Let him that stole steal no more: 

but rather let him labour, 

working with his hands the thing which is good, 

that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Ephesians 4:31

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31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, 

and clamour, and evil speaking, 

be put away from you, 

with all malice:

Ephesians 4:32

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32 And be ye kind one to another, 


forgiving one another, 

even as God for Christ's sake 

hath forgiven you.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

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4 He is proud, 

knowing nothing, 

but doting about questions and strifes of words, 

whereof cometh envy, strife, 

railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, 

and destitute of the truth, 

supposing that gain is godliness: 

from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6:6-11

King James Version

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.

Titus 1:10-11

King James Version

10 For there are many unruly and vain 

talkers and deceivers, 

specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, 

who subvert whole houses, 

teaching things which they ought not, 

for filthy lucre's sake.

1 Peter 5:2-3

King James Version

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, 

taking the oversight thereof, 

not by constraint, but willingly; 

not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, 

but being examples to the flock.

Scripture still has much to say about greed, robbery, covetousness, and such.

That would be a whole blog in itself.

But you get the idea.

For now, let this post drive home the point.

JESUS made us choose:

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, 

and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, 

and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

We are to love our brothers, and sisters.

As JESUS commanded us:

John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.

"Yeah, but I'm not a disciple, and don't intend to be," you'd inform me.

Well, it's time you did.

For it's all preparation now.

Of getting our hearts right, before the LORD.

JESUS alerted my heart to the imminence of the RAPTURE.

I write, to warn.

Matthew 24:39-42

King James Version

39 And knew not until the flood came, 

and took them all away; 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.

42 Watch therefore:

for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Time to have a new heart.

Make that 180-degree turn now.

TURN back to GOD.

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

1 Corinthians 6:11

King James Version

11 And such were some of you: 

but ye are washed, 

but ye are sanctified, 

but ye are justified 

in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

and by the Spirit of our God.

The next post will be interesting, too.

Something about "intentional inflation".

Man's predisposition for creating unnecessary hardship in those "not in the know", is legendary.

But this blog will reveal what SPIRIT, and SCRIPTURE, want revealed.

Related material:


Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt

RELIEF through knowledge

GOD and mammon


"Filthy lucre" verses

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