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verse 27: “He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.”

There are many stories about those who cut corners, who try ‘the easy way’ of making a ‘fast’ buck, who break the rules to turn a fast profit. Recent news in politics and in sports smack of illegal money. The plot lines of several recent police dramas on TV scream “torn from today’s headlines”! Sometimes those writers don’t have to create a fictitious story; they can just read the newspaper for their ideas! Those people who do choose to gamble with the odds soon find out that the consequences of their actions don’t just impact them…but their families as well.

Integrity seems to be a rare quality these days. Those who can stand honestly and resist the temptation to even give in a little (funny as it sounds, but bribes are sometimes seen as only “little” things by those who deal in them) will “avoid trouble” (Holman concordance on Proverbs, p. 247). So, why invite trouble in the first place?

Something to think about.

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