(Proverbs 15:16 KJV) Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
As we begin 2013 it seems that we are moving into a time of fragile or disastrous economics. Businesses are cutting back. Jobs are disappearing. Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically. The cost of health insurance is already being pushed up even faster than before.
Don’t become a Pollyanna. Plan and economize. Do what is necessary but grab hold of a truth that comes from a nation scheduled to be divided, deported and persecuted: Our hope is not in how much we have but in Whom we have.
Proverbs is not down on prosperity but it is big on priorities.
So? Tighten your belt and lift up your eyes. People have known joy and peace in the midst of hard times. People have committed suicide in the midst of plenty. Get a grip.