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Proverbs of a 38 yr old man

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. I see a poor man watching over his household. Managing his family well having children who respect and obey him. He has just enough for provision and hard work gives him easy rest. He is not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money. His wife looks over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband praises her as well. His loyalty is desirable and he stays away from speaking with perverse lips. Not so with foolish rich man. The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are. Look at the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others! Yes, I see a rich man that has no fear of the LORD, having great treasure with turmoil. He has hastened to be rich and troubles have followed him and his loved ones. He built his own strong city his way with high walls of conceit, bringing contempt upon his family. As the hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements. All crumbling down as the Kingdom of Heaven crushes his prideful city coming down from heaven to earth. Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Its the blessing of the LORD that makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Rich and poor have this in common: the LORD makes them all. Whether rich or poor real wealth that lasts comes from Him.

Study Proverbs 11:4


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