A short devotional on Proverbs 28:11. For more ways to connect visit UmpquaConnect.org.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Sunday, June 28, 2020
Another practical insight into human nature today from the Proverbs of Solomon.
There is a human tendency to believe when you are successful that you are smarter than others who have not succeeded like you have. Because, after all, if they were as smart as you, wouldn't they have succeeded too?
But success, specifically financial success, doesn't always mean a person has wisdom. Being at the right place at the right time helps a lot. And if you inherit money from someone else to start your fortune, it gives an advantage.
Today, Solomon reminds us that financial success and wisdom don't always equate. Sometimes they do. But just because someone has money, doesn't mean they are wise.
Proverbs 28:11 says:
The rich are wise in their own eyes;
one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
It may be that the poor, but wise person has realized that a good life doesn't depend on an excess of money, so has not spent their time pursuing it.
A quick reminder not to judge a book by it's cover, or more accurately, don't judge a person's wisdom by their bank account.
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May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow