The economic condition in the world is not getting any better. Despite the nobles intents and efforts of world leaders, poverty continues to hound humanity. It is thus the others saddled or burdened with day-to-day living, forced to do things that are contrary not only to good morals but to God's teachings as well. And this is not only true to the poorest of the poor or ordinary citizens for the matter. Even those wield power or have authority are equally guilty.
Poverty has many dimensions, Income is the common way of measuring it. People desire is to escape poverty, but escaping is easier thought than achieved. For one, it depends on improving personal capacities and increasing access to a variety of resources, which oftentimes prove easier said than done. Diligence and Perseverance are not the only virtues that matter in the fight against poverty.
Honesty is as important and necessary in order for one to be assured of God's blessings.
"It is better to have a little, honestly earned,
than to have a large income, dishonestly gained"
( Proverbs 16:8, Today's English Version )
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