I believe that a majority of the major problems our country is facing economically are rooted in a lack of wisdom. There has been rampant greed, policies have been based on stealing, and debt has been used as a tool to gain wealth. All of these are spoken strongly against in Proverbs.

Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the Lord,
since they would not accept my [wisdom’s] advice
and spurned my rebuke,
they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.

Proverbs 1:30-33

I am thankful for the wisdom found in Proverbs, and throughout the Bible. I am also very thankful for the teachings of Dave Ramsey, who had paid close attention to what the Bible says about money, and has created easy to follow steps which brought me away from the foolish ways of dealing with money into wisdom.

When you go against the systems and laws that God has set up, you’re fighting against yourself. You will eat the product of your schemes. If you steal from others, everything you have will be stolen. If you bless others, you will be blessed. If you listen to wisdom, you will live in safety, at ease, and without fear. Place your trust in God and find your rest in Him.