Proverbs 17:16 – ‘Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?’
On Friday we had a look at the incredible wealth of Solomon; wealth that was given to him because of his desire for wisdom.
Have you ever discussed with someone the idea of tallying all the money in the world and then dishing it out evenly to everyone? I have and have promptly had it pointed out to me that many people would very quickly become poor again. They would waste their money or invest it in unwise situations.
Ever heard tales of people who win the lottery? And then a few years later they have no money? There is no point in desiring to be wealthy as a Christian, just for the sake of financial security.
We can only find security in God. Even people with financial smarts can lose large sums on what seemed secure investments. Even more so can foolish people who suddenly find themselves rich, just as quickly find that their wealthy dreams have come to nothing.
Desire to Get Wisdom
Seek God first, then wisdom. Even with a small amount of money, if you invest it wisely, it will grow. Pray daily for God’s guidance over your finances and be obedient to promptings from him. Be willing to work hard, research and invest well. Don’t be foolish about the future of your finances – entrust it to God and work hard. This is a winning combination.
Financial tip – search online for a savings account that offers a high interest rate. If you’re already saving – great! Make sure that money is earning you as much as it possibly can. Be mindful of bank accounts that have ongoing fees. Many online accounts are free to set up and offer great interest rates.
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