Evil gain will ruin your family 

Old Testament: Hab 2.9–11

To read the Bible in a year, read Habakkuk on December 23, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Many people are tempted to do anything to get gain, thinking that doing so will enrich their lives, but it does not and ends up ruining one’s house or family, as the Lord said through the prophet: 

“Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house,
That he may set his nest on high,
That he may be delivered from the power of disaster!
You give shameful counsel to your house,
Cutting off many peoples,
And sin against your soul.
For the stone will cry out from the wall,
And the beam from the timbers will answer it.”

– Habakkuk 2.9–11 

Seek righteous gain and the Lord shall then bless you, and he shall bless you far beyond anything you could have done through evil gain. 


  • Why does the Lord hate covetousness? 
  • Can you find the Book of Habakkuk in your Bible without going to the Table of Contents? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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