Proverbs 10:2

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,

    but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 10:2 ESV

This verse goes against much of our culture. When treasure is the goal, the means is often disregarded. Here, though, the writer is focused on the heart. Thus he can say, “succeeding in the wrong way is not succeeding.” Those who gain by wickedness kill their souls. Alternatively, those who are righteous find life. Because life is the goal, success is redefined in this verse.

How do you define success? What are you striving for today?

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