Proverbs 30:8-9

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

The proverbs writer makes an unusual request that the Lord keep him from both poverty and from riches. I must remind you that being rich or poor is not sinful for the Bible clearly shows godly people in both camps. Generally speaking though, these two extremes can turn us from focusing on the Lord to focusing on ourselves.

Extreme poverty causes one to steal and break the commandments while great riches causes us to think we are self sufficient and have no need for God which is also a grievous sin.

Today if you have very little, learn to be satisfied with what the Lord is sending your way realizing He will supply your need (Phil 4:19). If you have great wealth realize it all belongs to the Lord. Remember the Lord gives and the Lord takes away (Job 1). Do not put your trust and security in wealth for it can vanish overnight. Today trust the Lord as your provider and deliverer for He cannot and will not fail you.

My prayer:

Today Lord help me trust in you in every circumstance I find my self in. Help me to see that you have supplied or will supply that which I truly need.

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