More Than Money

The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.
~ Proverbs 18:11

Most of us living in the United States compared to others across the world would be considered super rich.  Even though we enjoy more comforts we don’t have more peace of mind.  Anxiety has permeated our culture because we’ve bought the lie that money is a strong defense.  Yet, the more we have the more scared we are of losing it.  Our trust is no longer in God our provider but in the dollar amount we have in our bank accounts.  Remember, God alone is our provider.  We need more than money to experience a peace filled life.

Nurturing Relationships

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

~ Proverbs 17:17 [NLT] 

It’s almost expected for our friends to be loyal and our family to help but there is a precursor to this that we don’t always think about. These relationships need to be nurtured. Have you reached out to a friend lately to offer some help or simply meet for lunch? Make an effort to engage in an activity together with a friend or family member. Building your relationships will not go unnoticed over time.

Precautions

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.  The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
~ Proverbs 27:12 [NLT]

The difference between the prudent and the simpleton is in their response to danger signs.  When the dentist mentions to work on flossing, the prudent person changes their daily habit.  By blindly moving forward and not taking action, we are forced to take more painful action later on such as having a difficult conversation, foreclosure, or painful oral surgery.  What danger do you foresee that you could take action on today?