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Proverbs 6:1 NIV

A friend and I once invested with a person in a project that looked guaranteed to succeed. Yep, even as I type it I see it. The thing about this particular deal is that it would have worked except for the fact that the person handling the deal got in a bind on something else and took our investment down with him. In discussing what to do about it with my friend I was surprised when he gave us some of the blame for what happened because we didn’t do our due diligence. Busted. Yep, me. I hardly knew this person, obviously even less than I thought I did. There is nothing unbiblical about loans or investments. Jesus tells a story about being wise and making good investments. Solomons point here is partially that we need to be careful not to chase things because of a promise of advancement, riches or power unless we seek God’s leading and fully investigate the ones being trusted. A neighbor is usually just that, a neighbor. And a stranger, well you get the point. Investing our lives and resources needs to involve careful prayer and research. Today examine where you invest you time and treasure and if you discover an error go after it. #BeTheEdge


“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Jesus