Proverbs 10:1-4 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
OK, if you are reading this at breakfast, it may sound a little gross. I was with a group of men one time, when one of them said, “I sure wish I had a million bucks.” Another then said, “Well wish in one hand, and spit in the other and see which one fills up the quickest.” We all laughed, and walked away. Nevertheless, somehow that phrase stuck in my mind. The fact of what he had said was so true. You can wish all you want. You can daydream your life away. However, God rewards the hand of the diligent. He blesses the work that we do.
In Proverbs 10:3 it says, “he casteth away the substance of the wicked.” Some may say that’s not always true. Let’s examine this for a second. Have you ever bought a new computer, or car? You thought about it, searched for the best model, and deal. Then the day came, and you bought it. Then the next day, they came out with a brand new model, just a little better than the one you bought. Somehow, what was excellent the day before, was not exactly the best today. Your joy is still there, but your eye begin to focus on what you want next.
It seems the wealthy are much that way. No matter how much they get, their eyes are always on the horizon wanting more. God does not allow them to ever really relax, and be completely satisfied.
The Christian realizes all he or she has, or will ever have, comes from God. We must work, and be diligent. All the while knowing we can be satisfied with what we have, as it is God who will supply all we will ever need.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
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