Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 22, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Riches are defined as things that make one rich or wealthy. Looking up rich in the dictionary, we will find a great deal of definitions. Some are abundant, full, high quality, lush and pure. However, our definitions should not come from worldly resources. The riches we should strive for should come from the definition in God’s word. Seeking the riches He has for us are the most fulfilling of all and will be with us until eternity.
Proverbs 22:4 “True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us today to be humble and to fear only You. Help us to remember that the riches of the world will soon fade away but the riches we seek in You will be forever. Help us to choose Your riches over worldly ones. We can have riches, honor and a long life if we will only follow the path You put before us rather than looking for riches on our own. Thank You, Lord for Your love and all You have for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we choose to do what is right over having earthly possession, God will use us to better glorify Him.
Our self worth isn’t about the things we have. It is about the things we do and who we are.
We can’t really look in our bank accounts and look at all our possessions to know how rich we are. It is something that comes from within us.
Assets, financial statements, bank accounts don’t measure the same things God will measure on Judgment Day.
Proverbs 22:1 “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.” (NLT)