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Ecclesiastes 10:1 ” As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.”

It only takes one time…one misstep, one lapse of judgement, one bad decision to overshadow all the good we’ve done.  For when we lack good sense and act foolishly…we are not operating with practical spirituality and prudence, but rather with indiscretion and carelessness.  And to paraphrase Proverbs 18:2, that’s when a fool opens their mouth and inserts their foot.

I Timothy 6:9 ” People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.”

When a person fails to think through the implications of a “get rich quick scheme”, their decision to act is usually influenced by greed and recklessness, not common sense.   For you hear it all the time – If it sounds too good to be true…it probably is.  But that still doesn’t stop foolish people from being duped and cheated everyday.  For it’s so easy to fall into the devil’s trap of running after riches… and instead ending up in ruin.