{Faith} Need-for-greed.

Proverbs 17:16
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?

Recently I have read the book of Proverbs during my time with The Lord. (What a rich and incredible book of the bible, by the way, I totally recommend reading it!) I came across this verse in Proverbs 17: “Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?”

Wow.

So true, isn’t it?! What use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?! This verse doesn’t say – what use is money in the hand of the rich man. It also doesn’t say – what use is money in the hand of the poor man. It simply says, what use is money to you if you don’t handle it wisely?

To God it is of no consequence how much money you have…..but it certainly honours him when you manage well what you are blessed with. Imagine what God could accomplish in you and through you when you prove trustworthy and wise with his blessings to you.

I have some thoughts on debt that I will share with you another day, but I really felt impressed just to ask this question: Are you being wise with your blessings? Are you {and your spouse} handling your money in a way that honours God? Whether you have a little or whether you have a lot- are you being a good steward?

If the answer is no, how will you change that? Will you ask for wise counsel?

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Heavenly and gracious father, thank You for the many blessings You have given to us. I pray for my sisters and their families who are struggling today; Jesus I pray that You will fill their hearts with peace, cease their worry and give them the desire to change to habits that will honour You and You alone. Please remove any selfish ambition from our hearts and fill those places with desires to give up our comfort and to bless others who have not. We surrender our fleshy need-for-greed, in Jesus name and ask that You will guide us on a journey to being good stewards. We love You, In Jesus name, Amen!

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