Proverbs in 365 Devotions

June 4

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
 

Wealth Without Woe

Daniel Castor

We live in a day and age where everyone wants to be rich! Just ask anyone you see,“Hey would you like some more money?”, and you know what their answer will be. We have all dremt of what it would be like to have great wealth, to have the money and freedom to do what we wish. Is that really as great as it sounds?

 

The truth is that with more wealth comes more responsibility. There have been a large amount of people who have came into sudden wealth and it has been there complete destruction.

 

The National Endowment for Financial Education cites research estimating that 70 percent of people who suddenly receive a large sum of money will lose it within a few years. Some of the stories include people falling into addictions and enslavement, others include family and friends wanting to share the wealth as well as some cases of murder.

 

The truth is that riches can open up more dangerous opportunities than we expect and can actually bring about all sorts of sorrow... But look at what the lord generously gives us!

 

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Wow that sounds wonderful! The lord offers us his favor and makes us spiritually rich!... And get this; he adds no sorrow with it. As a matter of fact his word tells us that at his right hand there are blessings forever more. For those who have been united with Christ we share part in an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading! We who are in Christ are wealthy beyond comprehension!