Sunday, September 14, 2008

Proverbs 23:4

“Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it.” (NASB)


“Do not weary (yaga`: labor, faint, toil) yourself to gain wealth (`ashar: rich, enrich, richer, pretend to be rich), cease (chadal: forbear, leave, left off, let alone, forsake, rest) from your consideration (biynah: understanding, wisdom, knowledge) of it.”


Don’t labor and grow weary in order to gain riches – leave it alone and rest from even considering it.


I guess “name it and claim it’s” have been around since Jesus’ day, but we still don’t seem to get it, do we? "Give your tithes and offerings, expect triple return. Give of yourself by teaching Sunday School class and God will give to you." Friends, God desires you to be a son, a daughter, not a robotic servant with errant motives. Seek to give ALL of you because He is worthy, because all of Him is what He has given to you. Today, if you “serve”, serve Him out of a pure heart and mind. Forsake earthly gain, recognition and “blessing” for being in right relationship with the Lord is all the blessing one needs.

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