Book: Proverbs 11
“Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death.”
Sometimes it may seems like those that are financially rich are set and don’t have to worry about anything. If they want something they can go out and buy it and when they get in trouble with the law they can hire an expensive lawyer to get them off. This may sometimes work for a short while but in the longterm it doesn’t. The Message paraphrases this verse in this way, “A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart, but a principled life can stand up to the worst.” The best way a rich person or poor person can live is a principled life based on a relationship with God and His wisdom.
There have been some who have tried to buy love. There are others who have tried to buy power. Still others who have tried to buy peace. The only way to receive true love, power and peace is to seek after the One who is Love, who is all powerful, and who is gracious, that is Jesus Christ.
When we face our Maker, we will not be evaluated according to how much money we ended up with, and we certainly will not be able to buy a place in heaven with it. The question will be “what did you do with the gift of Jesus?”
When tough times come, having God on your side through a daily personal relationship resulting in a principled life based on His wisdom will make all the difference. You will be able to stand as He stands at your side. He stands by those in His Kingdom!
Take a few minutes and thank God for His Son Jesus and what He did for you on the cross. Today don’t rely on your riches but rather, rely on Him.