Proverbs 23:4-6 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
In Aesop’s Fables there is a tale of two mules, both well laden with packs and trudging along. One carried bags filled with money, the others mules’ sacks were weighted with grain. The mule carrying the treasure walked with head erect, as if conscious of the value of his burden. He shook and tossed up and down to sound off clear-toned bells fastened to his neck. His companion however followed with a quiet and easy step.
Suddenly, thieves rushed upon the owners of the mules from their hiding-places. In the scuffle with the men, the mule carrying the treasure was wounded with a sword. The robbers greedily seized the treasure from the mule while taking no notice of the grain. The mule, which had been robbed and wounded, complained of his misfortunes. The other mule replied, “I am indeed glad that I was thought so little of, for I have lost nothing, nor am I hurt with any wound.”
It is often true, the more wealth we seem to have, the more problems we also obtain. Money has never been a source of happiness. With it always come problems and responsibilities.
The humble life may seem to have little appeal to most. However, in the simplicity of life there can be contentment. A life filled with joy and peace that the wealthy of this world may never know.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
The world would have you believe that to have joy you need their riches. To have real joy in life however, you need riches from above. A wealth beyond what man can ever imagine or manufacture. Thank God today for His riches toward you in all that you have. Especially if you have His Son as your Saviour.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Amos 4 – Obadiah 1 / Proverbs 23:4-6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 24-25 / 2 Co. 7
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