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Wisdom From Heaven For Life On Earth

#8 - WHEN YOU'RE POOR, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Proverbs 30:7 - 9

#8 in the series "Wisdom From Heaven For Life On Earth"

I think it was from the clever pen of Ogden Nash these words came: "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better." Certainly from the standpoint of creature comfort, wealth has its advantages over poverty. But, for the Christian, life isn't to be measured by creature comfort. The writer of Proverbs cautions against extremes of either wealth or poverty. He seems to recommend a middle of the road approach in terms of the material attachments to our lives. 


Now, certainly most of us have been blessed by our heavenly Father. But we must not become spoiled by the abundance we receive so that we become convinced that we are entitled to it or somehow impoverished when it is not there in such abundance. This all has a great deal to do with tonight's study of the subject of poverty in the book of Proverbs. If this sense of legitimate provision for genuine daily need is overlooked or neglected, we will constantly justify what is actually sinful greed simply by defining our condition as materially poor when it is nothing of the kind. No one is poor while his daily needs are met. Only the spirit of this age would cause us to feel otherwise in our hearts. 


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