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, August 22, 2018

Key to Riches

(Proverbs 22:4 KJV)  By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

“Riches” (6239) is a concept that gives many Christians pause.  We tend to think of the condemnations given to the rich.  The Social Justice Warriors of our culture have the words “greedy” and “rich” joined at the waist.  The church often goes along with that because we have forgotten to engage our minds and disengage our cultural biases.  If you read carefully you will see that the problem is not in the wealth but in how it was gained and how it is used.  Riches also applies beyond gold and silver.  It is used to talk about wisdom and knowledge.

It is just anecdotal but if you look at the world today and ask yourself where the most of everything that human beings want is found it will be in countries that at some time in their history have given Christianity a leading role.  Those days may be past and it may have only been lip service but it is still a genuine correlation. 

So?  The principle has been demonstrated time and again.  Living the way God wants you to will make life better for everyone.  It is a tragedy that our nation is moving in the other direction. 


Gorges Smythe said...

We are paying the price; that's for sure.

Pumice said...

And how bad will it need to be before we see revival?

Grace and peace