Proverbs 28:21 – Don’t Sell Yourself

Proverbs 28:21
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

-They say every man has his price.  I believe this to be true, just as I believe that we should all be in continuous prayer to the Lord so He will keep us from “selling out”.  No matter what your price may be, Satan will be able to match it; and once you’ve sacrificed your principles and integrity once, it becomes easier to do it again and again.  Eventually you will find yourself in a place where you will be willing to sell yourself to do evil for something as trivial as a morsel of bread.  Could our convictions ultimately mean so little that we would throw them away for so meager a price?  Remember the Bible’s warning from 1 Corinthians 10:12“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

2 thoughts on “Proverbs 28:21 – Don’t Sell Yourself

  1. So very true. I think another piece of this puzzle is to be willing to forgive someone who has “sold out”. So many times people continue in their depravity because they have a reputation for it. People come to expect it and treat them as if it will happen every time. Eventually they believe they will never live it down and it is the only way they can survive.

    In Les Miserable, Jean Valjean cannot obtain work because he is a felon. A priest takes him in and because he can see no other way and since everyone believes him to always be a felon, he robs the priest. Upon being caught the priest states he gave him the objects and even gives him more. He tells him to go and use the money to buy a new life and be a better man.

    Jesus gives us a new life and sets us free from “selling out”. However we need to make sure that we also are setting people free to get out of their situation and sin. Let them begin again fresh with a new purpose.


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