"He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty." Proverbs 28:19 NIV
I was reading my devotions this morning and it was in regards to Proverbs 28:19. They used the NIV version - and I do not ever remember reading this version of this verse before. The devotion was warning about keeping your relationship vertical, going to God and listening for His direction before acting on a whim. It talked about hearing what He says - how to proceed - and then actually obeying His instruction. It is ok to go after opportunities but ONLY when using the Holy Spirt as your filter. Some of the greatest "dangers" can arise when we engage ourselves in activites in which God never intended us to be involved. This version of the Proverbs 28:19 made me think of all those get rich schemes that are out there. Remember to pray and seek wisdom before jumping into something and always be a hard worker!
19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Just in case you were gonna look at it - here is the KJV of this verse