For example, this joke really parallels many experiences in my life, but I would really rather compare this to one in the Bible.
Take Moses for an example.
The new King had taken over, and he was afraid that the Israelite population was
getting to large and could prove to be a threat to his Kingdom. This new King
did not know about Joseph.
The story in Exodus chapters 1 and; 2. tells us that the King commanded that
all the new male babies were to be killed. He thought that this would stop the
growth in the population of the Israelites. He did many other things to make
it hard on them, but God made him pay.
Do you remember the story? Mom put Moses in a basket in the reeds of the river.
The King's daughter found him and Named him Moses. The King's daughter hired
a Hebrew women to nurse the babe and paid her. Guess who the woman was.
The babe's real mother! Not only was her baby saved, but she was paid to take care
of her own child during the time that all other Israelis newborn boys were being killed.
This is just like:
- Proverbs 13:22
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Proverbs 13:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
- Ecclesiastes 2:26Image via Wikipedia
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2:25-26 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 2 (Whole Chapter)
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