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.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

The Blessings of Rags, the Curse of Riches

(Pro 13:7 KJV)  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Attitude is so important.  We have all kinds of ideas about what would make life better.  Maybe it would be a different job.  How about a spouse who stopped nagging or children who would act like you knew which way to turn the faucet to cut off the water?  More money?  A bigger house?  Some “needs” would be common in every home, others might be unique or rare.  Most of them miss the key ingredient.

Attitude.  I was remembering a toy that was advertised when I was a child.  The advertising was awesome and compelling.  I remember wanting one.  It would make my life complete.  Later, after it had been replaced by something “better”, I got one, probably second hand.  It was glorious, for about 15 minutes.  After that it became obvious it was rather boring and monotonous.  At the same time I could take out some discarded items that challenged my imagination and play for hours.


So?  God has blessed us.  Whether we see it is in our heart, not our eyes.  Look again. 


buddeshepherd said...

Sometimes it would be nice to have more than a nickel and a nail to jangle in your pockets

Pumice said...

Now that is one that I have never heard before. Maybe you could give a post or redo one, that focuses on old sayings of lazy farmers.

Grace and peace