An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Wealth of Sorrow

(Proverbs 10:22 KJV)  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

How do you measure “rich” (6238)?  Too often we assume that it simply means lots of money.  Not so.

We have heard that “Money cannot buy happiness.”  We have all heard many jokes generated by this such as, “No, but I would rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable.”  As most worldly humor it misses the point and the promise.  The world can only promise a large bank balance.  God can remove the bitterness and “sorrow” (6098).  Riches that come from God do not come with emptiness, pain and suffering.  That is one way we can determine if our wealth and health come from God.

This also assumes that God “adds” (3254) misery to riches that are gained the wrong way. 

So?  How is your bank balance?  How is your blessing balance?  Which do you really prefer? 

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