Proverbs 8:19-22 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
I found the money verses. These are the verses that must prove the prosperity preachers are right! RIGHT? WRONG! You might say; but the verses speak of prosperity when they say plainly, “I will fill their treasures,” and they will, “inherit substance,” and you would be right and wrong.
You have all the words, but as so often happens, the phrases are out of context, in the wrong order, and a very important part is left out.
These verses are talking about the fruit of wisdom. Fruit is what comes forth after a tree has matured, and begins to share with those around what it was designed to share. If you graft a cherry tree branch, and a pear tree branch, onto an apple tree, when they bring forth fruit, guess what? They’ll bring forth what they were designed to produce. Cherries and pears, not apples.
Christians are designed to produce Christians. When grafted into Christ we should produce fruit. That fruit is better than all the gold and silver in the world.
Wisdom leads in the way of righteousness, even in the middle of a judgmental world. Godly wisdom leads to Christ. In addition, those who love God, should inherit substance, FRUIT, believers. When you get to heaven, you’re not going to be looking for the Heavens Savings and Loan Company to take out a loan, or to put your money in. It won’t be there. It won’t matter to you. What you will be looking for is the true treasures of life. Loved ones who are there with you for all eternity.
As you look around you today, look at all the real treasures God has given you. They are the children, spouse, parents, and friends who love the Lord. Also, do you see the harvest fields? They are those people who do not know the Lord. There is still time to inherit “inherit substance,” real substance.
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