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Proverbs 8:18 NIV


Google “Worlds poorest man” and you will at some point encounter the name Jerome Kerviel. On Oct. 5, 2010 he was found guilty of various financial crimes and was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined $6.7 billion. At that moment, with that amount of debt, he was determined to be the world’s poorest man. I’m not sure that owing $6.7 billion necessarily makes you poorer than a homeless person without $5 to their name. The point is that the debt amount can be somewhat irrelevant in light of other circumstances. Don’t tell Dave Ramsey I said that. In spiritual terms, which I would suggest are the only ones that really matter, bank balances or investment accounts do not determine riches. Without a more intimate knowledge of his story I do find it interesting that while awaiting the results of his trial “Kerviel met with Pope Francis outside the Vatican on 19 February 2014, and undertook a pilgrimage.” I believe at some point we all realize that whatever we place our trust in other then God will eventually let us down. I pray for many people in my journey that they discover that truth this side of eternity. Today pursue the riches of following God and allow your needs to be met by Him alone. #BeTheEdge


“For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.” Psalms 49:10 NIV