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"The Book of Proverbs"
An analysis of the fundamental messages of "The Book of Proverbs".
# 92568 | 1,005 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2007 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how "The Book of Proverbs" offers abundant references to the meaning of money, the value of wealth and the process of giving and receiving. It looks at how financial themes that run through it include advice about the virtue and process of generosity and noble means to acquire and receive wealth. It also discusses how it outlines the advantages of material wealth, as well as the potential pitfalls of acquiring too much money.

From the Paper:

"One of the primary financial messages running throughout the Book of Proverbs is that spiritual virtue is more important than wealth. For example, money can't buy wisdom: "What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom?; and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils," (17:16). Simplicity is also more important than prosperity: Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich in crooked ways," (28:6). Also, "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content," (15:16). Ultimately, true wealth rests in the spiritual, not in the material, world: "With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice" (8:18). Spiritual truth and heavenly wisdom trump material abundance: "For my fruit is better than gold and the precious stone, and my blossoms than choice silver. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Passages taken from the New Advent Bible. Online version at: "http://www.newadvent.org/bible/pro000.htm

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