Proverbs Challenge (Day 18)

Welcome to Day 18 of the Proverbs Challenge, and you’ve guessed it, today we are reading through Chapter 18!

Below is the verse that stuck out for me:

“The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.”

Proverbs 18:11

My Thoughts: How often do we hear that having money would solve almost all our issues? Yet, although it can certainly help, in many ways, I think that for the rich, money brings a whole new set of issues

One thing that always sticks in my mind is when I talked with a woman, who lived in Vanuatu, whilst on a Mission Trip. It sticks in my mind because of perspective and it actually shocked me (in a good way) that she was joyful, happy, and fulfilled even. She had peace

Yet, the ”western world” would deem her as ”poor” regarding wealth, possessions, and lifestyle

She spoke of feeling sorry for us (the western world) because we have too many choices, and therefore, life becomes complicated as we then, do not rely upon God for our provision

My Reflection: When the ”rich” imagine their wealth as their strongest defence, they are actually, sadly mistaken, because money cannot provide safety forever

What I mean is, there are too many ways for money to lose its power. The Government may take it back; thieves may steal it; inflation could rob it of all the value

Yet, God never loses His power. He is the same today, as yesterday, and tomorrow. God is dependable, and has been throughout all of eternity past, and will be throughout eternity future

When I have put my trust in God, He has shown me faithfulness, love, and provision beyond human rationale. Miracles happen when God moves

Therefore, I want to keep reminding myself to look to God for security and safety

What did Chapter 18 show you?

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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