If you were told all your wealth were worthless, would you be furious? In the blink of an eye – your net worth becomes net zero. The greater the net worth the greater the pain?
Imagine, you have 1 billion dollars – stacks upon stacks! According to this proverb, your billion equals zero on the day of wrath. It is sobering isn’t it? All the effort to build wealth comes crashing down.
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. -Proverbs 11:4
I wonder if I’m putting too much hope in the stacks or lack thereof. Do I gain self-esteem from it? Is my level of happiness determined by it? We want to see our net worth grow right?
On the day of wrath, only righteousness delivers from death. Like a package being delivered by a UPS driver, someone must carry you from one location to another. You are in the hands of the deliverer.
- How does this apply to you today?
- In what way is this a struggle for you?
- How can you trust God more than your wealth?
Pray: Lord, I am sorry. I continue to place my hope in stuff that cannot deliver me. Thank you for health, wealth, and everything else. Thank you for your word. Please transform me. Help me to conform to your image. Please keep me from envy, selfish ambition, deceit, corruption, pessimism, lying, cursing, anger, fits of rage, lust, legalism, and the sinful ways of the flesh. Please protect my mind and keep me from depression, despair, or a lack of hope. Help me to walk in faith, courage, confidence, and the fruit of the Spirit. Lord, lead me by your power and unleash your potential in me. Help me to lean forward in faith. I renounce the fear of man, fear of rejection, and the fear of failure.