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#49 - When Less Is More


Our natural tendency with finances is to desire more. Near the end of Proverbs are a few verses that stand in stark contrast to this tendency.


Proverbs 30:7-9 says:

“Two things I ask of you, Lord;

  do not refuse me before I die:

Keep falsehood and lies far from me;

  give me neither poverty nor riches,

  but give me only my daily bread.

Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you

  and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’

Or I may become poor and steal,

  and so dishonor the name of my God."


The writer actually requests that God doesn't give him riches. He would rather be dependent on God than his wealth.


For the Christian, this is a challenge and a complete mindset shift from our culture’s constant pursuit of more. While I don’t believe wealth is inherently evil, if it comes at the cost of our relationship with God it is not worth it.


Matthew 16:26 says:

"What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?"


Should we actually be praying to not have poverty or riches?

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