13 We shall find [matsa'] all precious [yaqar] substance [hown], we shall fill [male'] our houses [bayith] with spoil [shalal]: KJV-Interlinear
13 we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; ESV
Getting something for nothing, is the attitude thread that is common to indifferent Christians who do not comply with the mandates of God, as well as criminal types that chase after get rich quick schemes.
The words for precious and substance, have a connotation of heaviness, as in vast wealth, and lightness, as in easy money.
And so the enticement comes at the prospects of profit without the effort, for the prospect of immediate riches with little investment. And these are strong inducements for those who do not want to engage in any sort of work or study ethic, which requires days and weeks and months and years of effort.
Is far easier to take that which someone else has earned, or to pretend and therefore expect entitlement of something, just because you are there.
Filling our houses, indicates possession and ownership, of whatever it is you want or take. It is the belief that whatever you have taken, was yours to take, and was owed to you, simply because you believe it.
Plunder, simply means everything is up for grabs. It means that everything that is out there, is legitimately up for the taking. And this is the belief basis that drives criminally oriented religions that presume they are entitled, and everyone else is not.
This is also the basis of belief for those who refuse to follow Gods word, and presume that they are somehow exempt from the mandates and responsibilities and obligations of Christianity. It is far easier to ignore these mandates and still expect God’s blessing. It is far easier to presume blessing, because it is a gift, and therefore exempt yourself from responsibility.
Even though their actions are quite different, the radical criminal and the indifferent Christian, have very similar attitudes.
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