Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Money, Money, Money

Abba once sang: "Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man's world."

Most of us don't consider ourselves rich, but if you lived in just about anywhere else outside the western world, you would probably be considered extremely rich. Its all a matter of perspective, and wisdom helps keep our possessions (money) in perspective.

Thus, Proverbs has much to say about money and riches. Why? Because, the way we use - or don't use - our money, is a huge indication of our wisdom. Or, to say it negatively, the poor use of money is a sign of foolishness. Consider these verses from Proverbs 13 . . .

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

8 A man's riches may ransom his life,
but a poor man hears no threat.

11 Dishonest money dwindles away,
but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

21 Misfortune pursues the sinner,
but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

3 John 8
Bill H.

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