Proverbs of a 38 yr old man
Money doesn't grow on trees but it's made and produced from it. Sort of. US Currency is made out of cotton fiber paper which does not contain wood. Cotton does not comes from trees but shrubs. I think this analogy goes great with this scripture. An evil person tries to hide behind evil; good people are like trees with deep roots. Evil people think that they can get their money by stealing. Good people earn their money properly. They are like trees that grow properly from the roots. Their currency grows intrinsically, giving them real and tangible value in themselves. It is true that the righteous are bold like lions, this because they have confidence of Christ's Righteousness from within. But if you steal money, then it has no value to you. You could argue that this is not true. If someone steals money, then they can still spend it. They can buy many things. A thief can become wealthy. Better is the value of wisdom. Yes, wisdom is better than money, because wisdom can save your life. If you do the right things, then your actions can save you from death. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. The gift of the Spirit of Christ in us is producing a priceless currency that will last for all eternity. So then, can real value can come from a tree? Jesus was crucified on a tree and gave to all who receive him unspeakable riches and glory. You are valuable to the LORD, look at what the free gift of faith is producing in you.
Study Prov. 12:12