“The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.”
Wealth cannot make us wise.
The love of the money we possess often causes us to make poor choices.
1 Timothy 6:10
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Riches tend to make us look to ourselves, resulting in pride.
Poverty tends to make us look to God to meet our needs, resulting in faith.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Our reliance upon God to provide for our every need creates within us a faith that enables us to diligently seek Him. When we must ask in order to receive, our faith is strengthened as we seek Him provide time and time again.
Wisdom rarely makes us wealthy, but oh what greater riches are ours when we choose Him.
“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
True wealth and wisdom is found in the Word of God.
He is where we find everything we need.
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!...For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
If given the choice of wealth or Wisdom, which would you choose?
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