Bible Reading: Proverbs 15:1-16
Key Verse: Verse 16 - “Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith."
Key Words: Better is little...than great treasure
Solomon believed it was better to have little than to have a lot and have great trouble. Do you agree? Solomon should certainly know for he had great treasure, but also had great trouble (read about his son Rehoboam).
Someone once said, “If you could kick the person responsible for most of your troubles in the backside, you wouldn’t be able to sit down for two weeks.”
In the fifth century, a man named Arenius determined to live a holy life. So he abandoned the conforms of Egyptian society to follow an austere lifestyle in the desert. Yet whenever he visited the great city of Alexandria, he spent time wandering through its bazaars. Asked why, he explained that his heart rejoiced at the sight of all the things he didn’t need. Those of us who live in a society flooded with goods and gadgets need to ponder the example of that desert dweller. A typical supermarket in the United States in 1976 stocked 9,000 articles; today it carries 30,000. How many of them are absolutely essential? How many superfluous?
We should always be content with what we have, and seldom content with what we are.
What to do:
✞ Remember, little is much if God is in it.
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