Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Can I Trust In Luck For Success or Wealth?

People play the lottery and hope to be rich, or gamble in other ways, like the stock market or ventures. They hope a turn of events will give them the lucky break. This does not guarantee success and has led many to ruin. Bible never suggest we trust in luck but shows the way that will be successful.

"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."  Proverbs 24:3-4.

The house is figurative of a man's affairs and all he is connected to.

The first thing in this verse is wisdom, we do not need luck we need wisdom. True wisdom comes from God and we need to seek it from Him. The house in this verse is built by wisdom; to build something is work. You can't escape it even with wisdom you have to work.

Understanding follows wisdom. To understand something is to take time and think about it. Again this is work- the opposite of luck.

Understanding establishes the house, to be established is something that can't be undone or taken but if we are going into debt or taking risks we are moving the wrong direction.

Knowledge does not come easy. We need to apply ourselves to study and learn the opportunities and risks around us. We need a go back to school mentality. We need the attitude and intensity as if we were studying for our final exams and our diploma depended on it.

Opportunities come and we need these three to take advantage of them; if the opportunities do not come we need these three to make them.

See the progression in the Bible verse: first the house will be built, next established and last filled, but people today want the treasures before we have built the house. Or they skip the idea of being established and go into debt and that is the opposite of being established.

Do not spend your time and money chasing luck but spend your time finding wisdom from The Almighty, develop the ability to act on the basis of understanding and knowledge. Then your life will be filled with treasures.

(c) Adron

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