SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/26/15- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)
Premise Question: Is this concept, found in Papa God’s Holy Wisdom Book, (that we are better off having a meager existence with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, to possess an unusually large fortune that’s accompanied by inner strife and unrest) truly something that we, as believers, accept, believe and practice?
Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (Proverbs 15:16 NLT)
Even though it may seem insane, or a nonsensical concept to accept, believe or practice, it is much more preferable, being full of superior wisdom, to live and have a meager existence, with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, an unusually large, extravagant fortune, accompanied by internal turbulence, tumult and great unrest. (Proverbs 15:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Perhaps the answer to this question can be addressed with: It all depends on the perspective that you’re coming from and the experience you’ve had, in life! For, if on the one hand, you’ve always been blessed with an abundance of wealth and you’ve never had the opportunity to know what it’s like to live on a meager existence, it is incongruent to you, and therefore, you may not be able to relate. While, on the other hand, if you’ve always been challenged to live on a sparse amount, having never experienced what it’s like to live with an over abundance of riches, then you may have a difficult time in accepting the concept, as well, but just from a completely different perspective. So, what source should and can we believe, as being true and, who and where do we go for the definitive, being superior, answer? Let’s look at Paul The Apostle: He said that he had lived in both scenarios and had come to understand that the secret was to learn to be content, no matter what the scenario. (Philippians 4:11-12) Paul also tells Timothy that true godliness, with contentment, is itself great wealth. Because after all, in actuality, we were born with nothing and there’s not anything we’ll be able to take with us when we leave this world. So, we ought to be content if we have enough to eat and clothes to wear. Paul goes on to say to Timothy, that those who desire to become rich, may open themselves up to all kinds of tempting snares and thus, could be subject to falling for them, with devastating repercussions. He continues with, the love of money, not money itself, but the inordinate affection of money, is the “tap root” of all kinds of nefarious activities and one with that root in their life, could end up with a boatload of regrets and plenty of sorrows! (1 Timothy 6:6-10) Now we could continue this discussion, but for the sake of space and time, let me leave you with a couple other scrips to consider: (Mark 4:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 12:34). Finally, no matter what scenario we may be experiencing, in life, let’s believe, accept, receive and put into practice, the wise counsel of The LORD, and experience true wealth, which is, godliness, with contentment. Blessings…
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