“In those days Israel had
everyone
Judges 17:6
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
Jack Monroe
The Guardian, 19th
Feb 2014
Edwina Currie
Manchester Evening News
...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
In much of the UK, people's incomes are well below the EU average - in some
ar...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
– Laziness produces poverty, Proverbs 24
“I passed by the field of ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
– Laziness produces poverty
– Laziness WANTS IT BADLY … but doesn’t...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
– Laziness produces poverty
– Laziness WANTS IT BADLY … but doesn’t...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
– This blessing often accompanies hard ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
– This blessing often accompanies hard ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
– This blessing often accompanies hard ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
– This blessing often accompanies hard ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
– ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
– ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
– ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
– ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
• ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
• ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
• ...
Poverty & Riches in Proverbs
• Introduction
• Laziness
• God’s blessing makes rich
• Riches and wickedness can co-habit
• ...
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Poverty and riches in proverbs

  1. 1. “In those days Israel had everyone Judges 17:6
  2. 2. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction Jack Monroe The Guardian, 19th Feb 2014 Edwina Currie Manchester Evening News 7th Feb 2014
  3. 3. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction In much of the UK, people's incomes are well below the EU average - in some areas by as much as a third. In the map (above) Britain's poorest regions are highlighted, showing how far below the European average incomes have fallen. The Cornish, for example, are 36 per cent less well-off than the EU norm. Families in Slovenia meanwhile are just 16 per cent poorer - and in Portugal 23 per cent
  4. 4. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction
  5. 5. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction
  6. 6. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness
  7. 7. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness – Laziness produces poverty, Proverbs 24 “I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, 31 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
  8. 8. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness – Laziness produces poverty – Laziness WANTS IT BADLY … but doesn’t ACT
  9. 9. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness – Laziness produces poverty – Laziness WANTS IT BADLY … but doesn’t ACT – Laziness easily equates to theft
  10. 10. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich
  11. 11. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich – This blessing often accompanies hard work Proverbs 28:19 :
  12. 12. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich – This blessing often accompanies hard work – Wisdom works for its wealth
  13. 13. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich – This blessing often accompanies hard work – Wisdom works for its wealth – Turning wealth into riches requires compassion
  14. 14. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich – This blessing often accompanies hard work – Wisdom works for its wealth – Turning wealth into riches requires compassion – Turning wealth into riches requires Christ!
  15. 15. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit
  16. 16. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit – Violence can bring riches
  17. 17. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit – Violence can bring riches – Corruption can bring riches
  18. 18. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit – Violence can bring riches – Corruption can bring riches – Mistreating the poor can bring riches
  19. 19. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit – Violence can bring riches – Corruption can bring riches – Mistreating the poor can bring riches – Having wealth is not the same as prospering
  20. 20. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit • Righteousness & poverty can co-habit – Righteous people can be materially poor
  21. 21. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit • Righteousness & poverty can co-habit – Righteous people can be materially poor – Poverty can arise from oppression
  22. 22. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit • Righteousness & poverty can co-habit – Righteous people can be materially poor – Poverty can arise from oppression – Blessed are the poor
  23. 23. Poverty & Riches in Proverbs • Introduction • Laziness • God’s blessing makes rich • Riches and wickedness can co-habit • Righteousness & poverty can co-habit • Conclusion

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