Proverbs 30:8-9 - "….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.” NIV
I can't tell you the times I have heard it said and wished for it myself. "If only I could win the lottery."
We all believe we can handle money better than the ones who win it. We could do so much more with it "if only" we had won the lottery.
Agur does NOT want to win the lottery. His only wish is for his daily bread. He doesn't want to win the lottery nor does he want to be poor.
Then he blesses us with his reasoning for only wanting his daily sustenance. If he has too much he may disown the Lord or if he is poor he may steal and dishonor his God.
When was the last time you walked to a well with containers to get water for you and your family?
When was the last time you went to the store and bought just enough food to feed your family for that day and had no idea how you were going to purchase tomorrow'sfood?
Yet, some of our Christian brothers and sisters live this way everyday.
We get upset when our electricity goes out for an hour but some live in homes where there is no electricity, at all, ever. I wash my clothes in a washing machine and yet I have pictures of children washing their clothes in a creek.
Think On These:
Two great tests of character are wealth and poverty.
No person is so poor that he can't give a compliment.
Children who are reared in poverty have two meal choices - take it or leave it.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.