By: Barry G. Allen
Do not let “things” distort what are the true riches in life.
Proverbs 16:16: “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver.”
Proverbs 22:1: “A good name is more desirable than great riches and to be esteemed is better
than silver or gold.”
Proverbs 23:4-5: “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”
According to God’s Word, true riches are wisdom, understanding, a good reputation and esteem – and – these are worth more than silver or gold.
Furthermore, God’s word reminds and cautions us to the reality that “things” are transient and elusive. Like an eagle, they will suddenly soar away out of reach toward the heavens.
Therefore, do not wear yourself out in the struggle for them.