Saturday, August 20, 2016

How To Get Riches According To The Bible- proverbs 8

We want to find riches and we want to know the way to wealth. Does the Bible have any directions or advice to us so we may finally find fame and fortune?

You would think that a book like the Word of God is dedicated to purely spiritual instruction but it does have some teaching about worldly wealth. The part of the Bible known as the book of Proverbs is mostly attributed to King Solomon who is considered the wisest man to ever live. He wrote about wisdom and its relationship to wealth, riches, and honor.

In chapter eight of proverbs wisdom is speaking as if a person and as a person wisdom says: "With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold: what I yield surpasses choice silver." Proverbs 8:18-19.

"WITH ME..."
The metaphor is clear that wisdom is primary. You must have wisdom first, but this goes against conventional thinking.

Wisdom cannot be separated from honor wealth and prosperity.

The modern conventions are that to gain wealth you have to have:
     * An education,
     * A system,
     * A team,
     * A loan,
     * A program.
     * An angle.
     * A talent.
Just to name a few.

Wisdom trumps all systems because is it not a system- it is a gift from God that becomes a truth of who you are, it is a character trait.

Find wisdom first and you will be positioned to find riches, honor, wealth, and prosperity.

WISDOM IS

A gift from God:
"If any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him." James 1:5

Is reverent:
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but fools despise instructions."  Proverbs 1:7.

Will be found when you seek it:
"The beginning of wisdom is this, acquire wisdom, though it cost all you have- get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7.

Is a reward from God.
"To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness." Ecclesiastes 2:26.

Is hidden (found in) in Christ:
" In order that they may know the mystery of Christ in whom are hidden all treasures wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2-3.

HONOR.
Wealth does not guarantee honor. In some cases, it may be accompanied by embarrassment and shame. Wisdom brings good things, and with those things it brings honor and esteem of others.

WISDOM IS BETTER
Wisdom is multidimensional, unlike wealth that is limited to material or finical value which fluctuates. Wisdom affects many more areas of life and character.

WISDOM SURPASSES:
Wealth by itself is limited to the finical realm, but there are no boundaries to the blessings that wisdom brings with it. The wealth wisdom brings is not only financial but spiritual, social, moral, and wealth of character.

WITHOUT WISDOM
It only takes a little imagination to foresee what happens to wealth when someone is foolish or lacks wisdom. The tales of lottery winners who squander their sudden wealth and acquire debts that exceed their winnings are countless, not to mention the many who come into a great inheritance and run themselves into financial ruin in a short time.

GET IT
Get wisdom by spending time with God, his Word, godly people and service to him and those he loves. You just might find yourself wealthier than you ever imagined without adding a cent to the bank account.