Thursday, June 6, 2013

Does The Bible Teach Who Is More Likely To Obtain Wealth?

Is there a kind of person that is more likely to become wealthy? The Bible says yes.

"Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth, and prosperity." Proverbs 8:18. NIV.

The 8th chapter in the book of proverbs personifies wisdom then identifies the person as being God.

Wisdom is pictured in this chapter as sitting in the marketplace calling people to come and find wisdom. Wisdom offers many gifts and in the middle of this list is the verse above.

Wisdom can be defined many different ways, but the character of this chapter is leading to one kind of wisdom.
  • It is the first of God's works, (vs. 22).
  • It is a kind of wisdom that was with God in the beginning, (vs. 23).
  • A wisdom that is not of this world since it existed before the universe, (vs. 27).
  • The universe was made by this wisdom. 
  • The wisdom God delights in, (vs. 30).

Riches and honor do not always go together but the riches wisdom gives is always accompanied by honor. Some people obtain riches and have guilt or feel uncomfortable to say how they obtained the riches, they may be hiding something. That is not riches with honor.

Enduring wealth is rare today. One may have a fortune one day and none the next; but the wealth wisdom gives us endures, it is not vanishing.

Prosperity is wealth that continues to grow. It does not stagnate it is always sufficient.

It can be found because the Bible promises, "I love those who love me and those who diligently seek me will find me." verse 17. To diligently seek is to search with earnest dedication not giving up, watching and waiting for its discovery. If we diligently seek God's wisdom we will find it.

Do not seek the wealth- seek wisdom and wisdom will give you the right kind of wealth.
(c) Adron 2015