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Proverbs 15:6 NIV

By June 15, 2022No Comments

“The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.” 

I know some people who are very poor and very Godly. You probably do as well. Obviously when this verse speaks of the great treasure in their house it is not necessarily taking about financial wealth. I like Bishop Patrick’s take on this verse, “A truly just and merciful man is very rich, whether he have little or much, because he is well contented, and what he hath is likely to continue in his family: but there is much disquiet and trouble in the greatest revenues of the wicked; which can neither stay long with him, nor give him satisfaction while he enjoys them.” When we are young and working to build financial security and even grow our wealth it is hard to fully grasp the significance of this statement. Oh we may ‘get it’ but owning it in our souls comes much clearer with age. When we get further down the road of financial and stuff accumulation in our life we tend to realize that it will never be enough. If accumulation is what drives us there will be a trade off between pursuing that earthly treasure and building our Godly character and Spirit driven life. Contentment in our circumstances, peace and joy in our family, kindness and love in our workplace and community are treasures money cannot buy. Today pursue the treasures of heaven. #BeTheEdge

“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Jesus

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