Podcast E30 - Financial Wisdom

May 14, 2024

(A) Security for a neighbor:

6:1-5 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

11:15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

17:18 One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

20:16 Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.

22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. 

22:26 Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

22:27 If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?

27:13 Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.

(B) Generosity:

11:24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

11:26 The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.

14:21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

14:31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. 

17:5 Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. 

19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.

21:13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

22:9 Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

22:22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, 

28:27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

(C) Wealth and Poverty 

10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 

10:15 A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. 

11:28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

13:8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.

13:11 Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

14:20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends. 

18:11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

19:22 What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar. 

20:21 An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.

21:17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. 

22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. 

23:4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

28:6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. 

28:8 Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

28:19 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. 

28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

30:8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 

30:9 lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. 

31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.