“Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.” Proverbs 21:6 NLT
Many desire to have wealth, but some will do whatever is necessary to obtain it. The desire to be rich comes with consequences.
“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:9-10 NLT
“Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.” Proverbs 21:6 NLT An ancient truth that has yet to be taken seriously. There are those who trade in lies and deception, the modern day snake oil salesperson. They sell a lie for the purposes of creating their own wealth. Their day of reckoning is coming. Their wealth will vanish and their wealth obtained through deceit will become a deadly trap.
Wealth is not the problem, the motivation behind obtaining it is. We would do well to start with a foundation of honesty.