Proverbs 22:4-7 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
The stocks go up, the stocks go down, and this old-world spins round and round.
It seems as though wealth and riches are what consumes the minds of most people today. It’s almost completely impossible to live without some money in the stock market whether we know it or not. Do you have insurance, 401 K, or have you deposited money in a bank? If so, and most have, then the money you placed there was invested on the stock market. If the market collapses, so does the value of that company or financial institution.
I heard a Financial Advisor tell a joke during his speech which went like, “I lost millions of dollars in the stock market today.” His friend said “really, how?” He said, “Gold went up one dollar a pound and I didn’t have a dime invested in it.”
Could it be possible that many people miss the real riches, honor, and for some, even eternal life because we have nothing invested as well? The phrase, “Nothing invested, nothing lost” sure does not apply here. If we do not deposit our life into Christ, we will have lost it all. Christ invested His life in us and paid the premium for our sin debt. Our text today says; “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.” This simply means, if we invest our life into the Lord, we receive His riches, honor, and a life that is out of this world. In addition, the stock market can never affect this investment in any way whatsoever.
The problem is most people want to invest a small amount of their life into Christ and hold back the rest. God does not work that way. We either deposit our entire life in Him or nothing. What have you given to Christ? We all must come humbly to the cross and make a total deposit of our life in reverence to our Lord. The dividends are glorious.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Ezekiel 40 – 43 / Proverbs 22:4-7
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Pro. 4-5 / 1 Co. 12
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