Wisdom of Solomon #18

September 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Proverbs 18:11 (AMP)

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as a high protecting wall in his own imagination and conceit.

 

Jesus had a lot to say about money and “financial matters”.

In fact, He spoke more on money, giving and sowing than on healing.

A few of His actions and words were:

  • Overthrowing the tables of the moneychangers in the temple. (Matthew 21:12; John 2:15)
  • He sat over the treasury and watched as everyone gave their offerings. (Mark 12:41)
  • He commanded His disciples not to take any money on their mission’s trip. (Mark 6:8)
  • He commended the faithful servants with their lord’s money. (Matthew 25:21-23)
  • He gave money to the poor. (John 13:29)
  • Man cannot serve God and Money. (Luke 16:13)
  • Those that are faithful with their money, will be given the true riches. (Luke 16:11)
  • If you want to be perfect (mature), sell your stuff and give to the poor. (Matthew 19:21)
  • A rich man shall hardly enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 19:23)
  • Woe to the rich, for they have already received their comfort. (Luke 6:24)

 

One might get the idea of Jesus condemning the rich. 

However, as Solomon has said, money is not the problem but man’s attitude towards it.

 

Whenever man puts his trust in money and riches, his faith is diverted to material things and his relationship with the Lord falters. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. (Hebrews 10:38)

 

As the Apostle Paul says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1Timothy 6:10)

Moreover, in Hebrews, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” (Hebrews 13:5)

 

 

May we be faithful with the unrighteous mammon in order to receive the true riches.

May we use our finances to share and give and sow into the lives of others.

May we have vibrant faith in the Lord, irrespective of our financial status.

 


 

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About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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