Honesty—The Only Policy

Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase.

Proverbs 13:11

People who are hasty for success and wealth often resort to dishonest means. They lie, cheat and even come up with elaborate scams to deceive the innocent and naive. They may succeed for a while, but as God’s Word declares, “wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished.”

The same verse states that “he who gathers by labor will increase.” So my friend, be diligent in your work. Trust in the Lord’s favor and goodness, and not in get-rich-quick schemes or scams. Conduct your affairs with honesty and integrity because the Lord hates “dishonest scales,” but “a just weight is His delight” (Proverbs 11:1).

Beloved, God wants you blessed and free of lack, but not through compromising your moral standards. He doesn’t want you losing sleep because you are worried about the law knocking on your door. So do it His way—honest, diligent work empowered by His unmerited favor—and enjoy His divine success.


  • Michele Waters says:

    Pastor Prince
    My brother is taking my mother’s estate from me(he is the trustee so I don’t have much legal rights) my tight finger are tied up in fees and such and I’m having tough time keeping strong in Christ.
    What else is going on with the multiple attacks. And blocks I am getting? I don’t know what to expect from you as a reply but anyway, Please pray and/or advise please
    Many thanks

  • Michele Waters says:

    Hello pastor Prince how do I stay strong in Christ when I am attacked everywhere

  • Roi says:

    I believe like what you said that God heals and grants healing to those who believe. But some of my friends say that, what about those people who are born differently-abled? My neighbour has a son who is 27 years of age but he is mentally disabled handicapped and cannot reason and speak properly…

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