Powered by 4 - March 6, 2018

Expanded Wealth

Today's reading: Proverbs 3:9-10

Solomon gets right to the point when it comes to handling money and the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Thus the clear and concise directive to honor God with our wealth and with the firstfruits or best of our produce. (Proverbs 3:9).

More than likely, the first thing that came to your mind when you read the word "wealth" in this verse was money. But our "wealth" goes far beyond money to many things that God has given to us. For example, in addition to our money we are "wealthy" when it comes to having:

  • Time
  • Ideas
  • Ability
  • Words
  • Family
  • Relationships and
  • Possessions

Thinking about wealth in this expanded manner is helpful in that it provides a perspective adjustment on money as the sole or primary factor we consider when we think about what we have and possess. It also serves as a reminder that God desires for us to honor Him in ALL areas of our good and full lives.

How would you describe your "wealth"? What area(s) or item(s) would you add to the list above? What's one example of how you are honoring God with all that He has given to you? Tami

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