Wisdom Proverbs 30:7-9
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:. Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Money answereth all things! said the ptracher, If you believe it may be true to a point, for money can solve a many our of problems and do a lot of things. Solomon also said money was a defense against trouble (Eccl.7:12]. But my friends money is Money and wisdom is wisdom the bible says that God gave you the wisdom to gain wealth,therefore it is wise to place God before your money.
Rich knows that they can buy their way out of most difficulties, so they learn to trust in riches as their absolute defense and source of help (pr.18:11). They have now become conceited in their own abilities and forget God, as they do not feel any need for Him or dependency upon Him. Rich men do not pray, for they believe they can save themselves by their financial power.
Poor men cannot buy themselves out of trouble. When financial challenge soar high, they have no defense, and they are destroyed. They lose confidence, become frustrated and fearful, and are tempted to covet the rich man's possession. Neither do poor men pray out their troubles and challenges , for they have no strength to pray and it seams there is no hope of deliverance, so they often try to take matters into their own hands.
It is even hard for the poor to make and keep friends , the poor have no(pr.14:20 ). Its almost living in misery everday . The rich have many friends (Pr.19:6). and perceive it as a blessed life Beware, dear friends says the preacher for , neither of these situations is ideal! Poverty and prosperity each have their disadvantages.
Because of these two extremes, both of which lead to sin, Agur prayed that God would deliver him from both riches and poverty (Pr.30:7-9). He chose to have moderate financial success as his goal – a convenient amount of money would be just right. He knew that riches could lead to presumption against God, and he knew poverty could lead to theft.
The question my friends can you be content with only moderate success? Will you be? If you love your soul, this will be more than enough! Can you be peacefully content with God as your portion . The riches of the world though it is very important for living life in the earth. yet that riches which will afford you to live a comfortable life here , it has no place, no power,and must be left on the earth when you die , but he riches of Heaven you will take with you when you depart this life and stand before the master of Wisdom