…give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or I may become poor and steal. Proverbs 30:8-9
As we count down our 31 Days of Proverbs and Prayer, it’s seems fitting that we can focus on one of the simplest, yet most profound of the Proverbs!
Isn’t it amazing the cycles many of us go through with our money and the impact it can have on our faith? Generally speaking, our 20′s are spent in passion and fun. Our 30′s are spent striving for success and financial independence. Our 40′s are often more of the same, until some hit a wall and begin to ask ”why I am I killing myself?”.
Money is not evil. In fact it can be a tremendous blessing when used with a Kingdom mindset. But so often when we have plenty, our focus just naturally drifts to other more worldly treasures and away from God. Would you agree?
We claim this scripture for WorkMatters, as well. As a non-profit, no matter how hard we work to raise money for this workplace ministry, we have to learn to be content with our daily bread. Else we also risk saying, “Who is the Lord?”
Where ever you are financially, I want to challenge you to contemplate this verse today. Decide for yourself how money will influence your relationship with the Lord.
Jesus, this is such a difficult subject for us. Will you search our hearts and show us the truth? Give us the ability to see and use our money in a way that is pleasing to you. Thank you for the Bible! Thank you for giving us your principles to live by. Amen…