In my scripture reading today I came across this section:

Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith. 5. Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, so that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations and collects to himself all peoples.

6. Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, even mockery and insinuations against him and say, Woe to him who increases what is not his—for how long—and makes himself rich with loans? 7. Will not your creditors rise up suddenly, and those who collect from you awaken? Indeed, you will become plunder for them. 8. Because you have looted many nations, all the remainder of the peoples will loot you—because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, to the town and all its inhabitants.

9. Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house to put his nest on high, to be delivered from the hand of calamity! 10. You have devised a shameful thing for your house by cutting off many peoples; so you are sinning against yourself. 11. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, and the rafter will answer it from the framework.

~ Habakkuk 2:4–11

Makes you stop and say, . . . “Hmm!”

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