Proverbs in 365 Devotions

July 31

Proverbs 13:7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The Great Pretenders

R Aylor

We dress like we’re rich and drive fancy cars
We critique last nights episode of dancing with the stars
We raise up our nose with an air of dissent
While our cable is canceled and we can’t pay the rent

Yet some live like Granny and ole Jed Clampett
They may own half the country while they live in a pit
They go to a garage sale wearing their old crumpled hat
Saying “Will ya take a quarter for that antique porcelain Australian wombat?”

The poor know you can’t squeeze money from a poverty stricken debtor
The rich know people want their money so they act like a penniless beggar

But God knows its not all about the way you’re perceived

He’s the greatest treasure in the Universe
He died for you, he took your curse
The more of him you give away, the bigger your purse
And you’ll want him riding with you in that long black hearse


It’s all about him who will lavish great riches on all who believe


Yes Jesus died then strangely after three days
The earth rumbled the stone rolled and he came out from the grave
He gives us that same strong power to conquer our own detestable sin
And one day he’ll raise us up with him when he comes again


Proverbs 13:7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.