|Proverbs 15:27 – “A troubler of his house is one who is greedy of gain.”
“Money gained through greed and dishonesty cannot be enjoyed. All ill-gotten gain brings sure retribution. This throws the entire family into turmoil and hardship. A money-grubbing selfish man troubles his house in another sense. He harasses his family by skinflint economics. He overworks and underpays his employees. He deprives his household of all comfort, and loses the blessing of God upon a righteous use of earthly wealth.
On the other hand, “one who hates bribes shall live.” Those who despise dishonest gain have the promise of life more abundant. Primarily this refers to the judge or magistrate who is incorruptible, gives just judgment, and dispenses his patronage without fear or favor. Such a person shall “prolong his days”. The expression “prolong his days” is a Hebrew idiom for “live a long, happy and secure life”
Vicki Rance, Executive Director, Woe2Wow.org