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.
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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.