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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

First Loves

(Proverbs 21:17 KJV)  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Do you notice that it is assumed being “rich” (6238) is a good thing.  Don’t swallow the line that only the poor can be spiritual.  It is possible that the poor lust more for riches than the wealthy.  It is a matter of priorities and balance. 

The point here is mistaking the accouterments of wealth with the wealth itself.  We live in a wealthy country and a time of great wealth in the world.  In the midst of this we have people driving expensive cars, wearing designer clothes, eating in posh restaurants and filing for bankruptcy.  They live beyond their means thinking the day of reckoning will never come.  It will.  The reckoning will be personal, financial and spiritual.

So?  Make sure that your priorities are right.  The example deals with you bank balance.  The principle applies to your eternity.

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