Daily Bible Study

@just4him (91648)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 16, 2017 8:33am CST
Day 130 Proverbs 16:8 Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have dreams of being rich one day. Everyone wants to have enough to take care of their needs and their wants as well. They want to compete with the Joneses, have 2.5 children, (I haven’t figured that one out yet, you either have two or three, but not 2.5), have a nice home, the latest car in the garage, and all the toys that will fit either there or down at the city dock. To have all that they need a good well-paying job gotten with the best education money can buy. And they want to be able to take a vacation every year to wherever their heart decides. Is that what Solomon alludes to here? No. He said it’s better to have a small income and know the God, than to have great wealth without God. One thing God told Moses on Mount Sinai was that in everything his people did, they were to give God the first portion and he would take care of their needs. As Israel obeyed God with the first fruits, they found all their needs taken care of and they had more beside, to satisfy their desires. David showed God with an open hand, taking care of all our needs. Psalm 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou give them their meat in due season. 16 Thou open thine hand, and satisfies the desire of every living thing. Your desires are not your needs, they are the extras in life. David showed there are three areas in which God works for us. Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (KJV) We need to do three things and God will do the rest. That is the lesson Solomon learned at his father’s knee. He saw how trusting God as David, his father, did, brought untold blessings on his life and he had more than he would ever need in one lifetime. That is the message Solomon gave the people. It doesn’t matter how much you have. If you trust God to take care of you, a little will go a long way and be better than having a great deal of wealth would. Let’s pray: Father, help me trust you with my finances, giving you the first portion, knowing you will take care of all my needs, and giving me the desires of my heart as well. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 16 January 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (26885)
16 Jan
So true, Proverbs 16: 8
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
It is. Proverbs is so full of wisdom.
@Tampa_girl7 (21621)
• United States
16 Jan
Nice discussion to start the day off with
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the study.
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