Scripture –

Proverbs 20:14 – Bad, bad says the buyer, but when he goes away then he boasts.

Observation –

In this scenario the buyer plans and intentionally deceives the seller of his goods. After taking advantage of the misinformed seller, the buyer brags about the how he ripped off the seller.  This speaks to the sinful nature of man and condition of the human heart to intentionally deceive for profit and relish in so doing.

Application –

As a follower of Christ, I have to approach work and business transactions from a Biblical worldview.  I can’t proclaim to be a believer on Sunday and shark people Monday through Friday.  The world is watching and that is a terrible witness to the gospel especially if the people taken advantage of are less fortunate.  I must conduct myself with truth, integrity and treat others as I would like to be treated.  I am loved by Jesus and therefore would like others to know the love of Christ.



Prayer –


Thank you for the truth and wisdom in your Word.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit guide me to conduct business in a manner that is trustworthy, fair leading in an opportunity to point others towards you and glorify you.