Bible Study & Devotional (Day 69)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 11:4, “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
🔴 Is Wealth Worthless?
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
I love that this scripture does not simply say “wealth is worthless.” The truth is that wealth is not worthless because God gives us the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). Wealth is an essential tool for meeting the needs of others. However, wealth without righteousness is worthless. Wealth cannot give eternal life.
Righteousness means right-standing and right-walking with God.
It means doing what’s right according to God’s Word (Acts 10:35).
Proverbs 11:4 calls us to live eternity-conscious because the things we possess in this world will not save us. Our deliverance from death- eternal torment (Revelation 21:8) and separation from the presence of God is only possible when we possess the God who empowers us to live in right-standing with him.
It is easy to become distracted in this day and age where we celebrate wealth than virtue. We must keep Proverbs 11:4 in mind and let it guide our financial decisions.
Here’s a helpful tip: Consider printing or writing out what’s written in Proverbs 11:4 and place it in your workspace.
Connect with Temi at www.christianmommas.com
Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.
This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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