Friday, November 6, 2009

Proverbs, chapter 18

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it an unscalable wall. – Proverbs 18:10-11

Where does your strength lie when times are tough? Do you place your faith and strength in God, or is it in the ways of man? Do you put your faith in the money that you earn to save you? The answers to these questions are critically important even if you are not in a time of crisis. They probably meant he difference in how you will handle such a crisis if it occurs.

The continuing theme of Proverbs is that we must seek God for wisdom. If we continue to seek man for wisdom we will be lost because we are not going for the one true source. Trusting in wealth is the same thing, as that is another way of man. Only mankind assigns value to supposed wealth. In the eyes of God, it is meaningless. Remember to seek your heart, where your true wealth is stored, in times of trouble.

24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

Out friends and companions, however, are a true source of wealth. You may think this is still relying on the ways of man, but If we choose our friends with a godly heart we are using Godly wisdom because God can then work int hem to support us. It is all about the direction your heart lies in. As we see here, friends in time of crisis are truly a source of power that we cannot overlook.

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