In my 20s, I decided to get rich quick by buying rental property. I convinced the lender, through deception, that the house was my personal residence. This allowed me to buy the house with only 3% down.
Although my deceptive investment resulted in a tidy profit, it was completely wiped out in a subsequent and foolish business venture. I personally think the two were related.
Jeremiah 17:11 teaches, “Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,
and in the end they will prove to be fools.”
This verse, and my experience, is a reminder that although deception may profit you in the short term, it will cost you eventually.
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