The Delightful Way


Meditations on Riches
December 12, 2005, 5:31 pm
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“Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.”
Proverbs 8:10-11
Wisdom is more important then riches. Wisdom without riches leads to peace and contentment and a host of other desirable stuff. Riches without wisdom leads to no peace, discontentment, trouble in life, and sometimes, often times to real poverty—no wisdom or riches, not a good place to be. Maybe my conception of riches is wrong…Wisdom brings treasure, riches, etc.—so maybe the earthly idea of riches—monetary wealth—is all wrong. It’s a chicken/egg thing, and I think the Wisdom-riches were first. The world’s idea of riches is a perversion of God’s original idea; rather than the materialistic terms being borrowed to express spiritual/biblical concepts.
Taken from my journal on July 8th, 2005

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