Proverbs 22:1-3 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
If you were to listen to most televangelism programing today, you might possibly get the idea that people who do not have many material goods in life are somehow living outside of the will of God. That if they were living right and were in God’s will, then God would surely bless them with prosperity. However, this is not what the Bible says.
The Bible says a person who is a believer in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour will be supplied with all their needs. If they need money, God will most often give them a way to earn it. If they need food, God will supply a way for it to be grown, donated, or purchased.
I find on occasion, those who have been blessed by God financially forget that not just a tithe of that money belongs to God. Rather, everything we are entrusted with comes from God and therefore everything really belongs to Him. The tithe simply is the portion He asks of you to help further His work on earth. This also provides you with an opportunity to be obedient to His Word and worship Him with what He has supplied for you.
Billy Sunday once said, “The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.” Let’s remember, God is the maker of us all, rich, and poor alike.
As we go through this day we might want to remember another verse in Romans 8:28 which says; “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” All things include ALL THINGS. All He has created is working together to fulfill His purpose. The rich and the poor, all nationalities, young and old, everything and everyone are part of His creation and handy work. That Includes YOU!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Ezekiel 37 – 39 / Proverbs 22:1-3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 1-3 / 1 Co. 11
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