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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Inflation Hedge

(Proverbs 22:1 KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

How can an intangible like “favor” (2580) be preferred to “silver” (3701) and “gold” (2091)?  Really.  How naive do you think I am?  As I thought about it I realized that silver and gold are like the American dollar, their value is in what people will give for them.  If my history is accurate, many cultures of the world thought of gold as being a pretty shiny medal but something of very little use.  A well crafted piece of flint might be more desirable. 

When you think in terms of eternity remember that gold will be used to pave streets and that concrete would have been a miracle to the Aztec.  “Favor” (2580), on the other hand, is the Old Testament word for grace.  It is eternal, necessary and ever mysterious.

So?  Be responsible with your gold and silver.  That is also a Biblical standard, but don’t lose perspective of why you got up and whom you serve. 

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