There are a lot of people who constantly misrepresent what the Bible has to say about so many things. As our country is more consumed with a philosophy of feelings rather than facts we get consumed with editing the Bible to say what we want. One of the attacks that people make is that basic free enterprise is selfish, profit is evil.
The Bible is full of examples of people working for a profit and being blessed by God. All you have to do is read the passage in Proverbs 31 about the woman that is referred to so often on Mother’s Day. Actually it is not a description of a mother as much as a wife. If you read through it you find her investing in real estate, manufacturing garments and generally busy making a profit.
That isn’t what I want to focus on today. Today I want to point out what is easy to mistake as charity and it isn’t.
In a passage dealing with giving and generosity you come across this verse,
(Pro 11:26 KJV) He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.What I want you to notice is that the man is not blessed for giving away the corn but for selling it to those in need. I think it is assumed that he asked a fair price and you can say gouging is bad but it is not charity.
Profit and free enterprise is a Biblical standard. It is a moral choice that is part of middle class values.
Viva la middle class morality.
To be continued...
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