Pleasure: Proverbs 21.17 VOTD

“The one who loves pleasure will be a poor person;
whoever loves wine and anointing oil will not be rich.”

Proverbs 21.17

The book of Proverbs teaches how to live wisely in the fear of God. One’s use of money and material goods occupies an important part of wisdom. Spending for one’s pleasures is a sure path to poverty.

Olive oil had many uses. The verse may refer to its use in food or perfumes. It is included as an object of pleasure. What pleasures put your bank balance and your spiritual life at risk?

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