Proverbs 28:25

ESV A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lᴏʀᴅ will be enriched.
NIV The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lᴏʀᴅ will prosper.
NASB An arrogant person stirs up strife, But one who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
CSB A greedy person stirs up conflict, but whoever trusts in the Lord will prosper.
NLT Greed causes fighting; trusting the Lord leads to prosperity.
KJV He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lᴏʀᴅ shall be made fat.

What does Proverbs 28:25 mean?

A greedy person's lust for "more" makes them disagreeable, entitled, argumentative, and manipulative. Content persons are far less likely to cause such disruptions. Of course, those who act selfishly put themselves at greater risk of negative consequences (Proverbs 10:3; 20:3; 26:21; 29:12). Those who patiently act with unity and dignity are more likely to succeed (Proverbs 11:12; 13:4; 15:18). Other proverbs note the connection between constantly starting trouble and a sinful heart (Proverbs 6:14; 10:12; 16:28). In contrast, those who humbly rely on the Lord can expect blessings (Proverbs 3:34; 28:20; 29:23).

Jesus taught His followers to rely on their heavenly Father, to serve Him instead of chasing material things. He said it is impossible to serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24). He assured His followers that angst cannot improve any situation. He explained: "Your heavenly Father knows that you need [food, drink, and clothes]" (Mathew 6:32). He counseled, "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you" (Matthew 6:33). Rather than causing bitter arguments over material things, we should patiently trust God to provide.
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