Poverty's Benefit

The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
    but a poor man hears no threat.—Proverbs 13:8

We all want more wealth and security than we currently have. But it's hard to tell the person who wants more that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Yet if you want to be wise, take a lesson from King Solomon, who was one of the richest men ever to live. He discovered that wealth came not with security but with the stress of insecurity. He called it ransom—the ongoing fear of theft and threat that resulted in the need for perpetual self-preservation. And while we all want more than we currently have, don't forget there's a burden that comes with more—it's the energy needed to preserve that wealth. But a poor man does not need to exert this energy and effort. He hears no threat and is relieved of this burden, finding his security only in God for the provision of the day.

DO THIS: Turn all your insecurities over to God and be secure in Him, and let Him be your Provider.

PRAY THIS: God, I need you to provide today, precisely what I need. God, you know my need to decimal. May I accept your generous provision.

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