Wealth Expanded

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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).

The first thing that comes to mind when I read the word wealth in this verse is money. But as I took a few minutes to think about my "wealth," I realized that it goes far beyond money to many things that God has given to me. For example, in addition to money, I am "wealthy" when it comes to having:

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

Thinking about this expanded view of wealth was good for me today because it provided a perspective adjustment on money, and also served as a good 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 areas or items would you add to the list above? How are you honoring God with your "wealth"? Tami

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I would add health, a valuable commodity that we take for granted when our health is not in jeopardy. Praise and thanksgiving--besides al these other assets, we honor Him with praise and thanksgiving, putting Him first in our hearts and minds, seeking Him first in darkness and in light.

I like that you pointed out that wealth isn't necessarly about monetary values, that being the case I believe you nailed it with your list Tami. I would only add patience, understanding, and kindness.

I would add that we have the wealth of understanding that's been offered to us by others as we've lived our lives, and that honoring God with that means passing it on.

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