He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. Proverbs 28:19
This post is closely related the last one. I selected the King James translation because all the others I reviewed just didn’t have the same “punch”.
When the scripture speaks of “vain persons” or “vanity”, think “shallow”, “lacking depth”, or even “lacking character”. It’s a thin veneer that covers, making things appear different than they really are.
Of course, this is rampant in the business opportunity (bizopp) field, where programs and products are sold based on promises and dreams, but very little substance. The vain person will tell you what you want to hear: that getting rich is “easy”; anyone can do it.
If you have spent time on farms as I have, you know that plowing is not a quick process. It takes time and it seems like very little progress is being made when you’re in the middle of plowing. But what we are told in this verse is careful, continual action leads to prosperity.