Daily Wisdom 322: Proverbs 14:23

Proverbs 14:23 (NKJV) — 23 In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty.

Labor profits; talk does not. It is common for people to spend great amounts of time talking about how they are going to achieve. But many of those who talk the most never get around to doing anything about it. If people would simply exert the same energy in working rather than talking, they would profit. Mere talking, however, leads to poverty. Rewards come from labor and effort, not empty words. Moreover, God rewards obedience, not mere profession.