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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Surprise! Surprise!

(Proverbs 28:22 KJV)  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

This is a follow up on verse 20 where it also talks about the man who “hastens” (926) to be rich.

What are you chasing with your life?  The focus here is “wealth” (1952).  Is that the big goal of your life, the overwhelming priority?  Remember that the problem is not wealth, the problem is our attitude toward money and how it ranks in our obedience to the Way.  Notice that it doesn’t say if this man is now rich or poor.  Both groups lust after wealth.  It is possible that the poor are more guilty of this than the wealthy.  I like the KJV here.  Where the NASB says he does not “know” (3045) the KJV says “considereth not.” 

So?  Be careful what you wish for.  Consider the results if you get what you want.  Remember all the times when you wanted a toy with passion, received it and were bored within a few days. 

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