Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Proverbs 23:4-5

"Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven."
Proverbs 23:4-5

 This is a good reminder that riches are fleeting. :)  And if we're investing our lives in striving just for that, then maybe we should stop looking to our own flawed wisdom... even if we're not, really.  God offers to help us.  And, from him, who we can trust, and who is also a b'jillion times smarter and more knowledgeable than we are, we might want to accept the help.
What should we labor for?  Great question... and I don't know that I have all the answers.  Again, God does.  However, we probably have a place to start from the scriptures.  We should labor to change our hearts, to learn to love God and our fellow man.  We should labor to serve others and try to understand their points of view, even when we don't agree with them.  We should work for kindness and to help other people.  And, I'm not saying let's all quit our jobs today... but let's take a serious look at what our end goals are, and make sure that it isn't just a big pile of money.  Because that pile might grow wings (figuratively), and it would be better to be working for something that lasts. :)

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