Obtaining Wealth

Scripture

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”  ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Observation

Wealth gained quickly will not last but a slow gathering of resources will increase. 

Application

Many are looking for a “get rich quick” plan. They are looking for a way to gain wealth quickly without the hard work. Proverbs warns against such plans because wealth gained quickly will dwindle. Those who gain wealth quickly do not have the discipline to maintain it. A good example are those who win the lottery. Many loose their wealth over a quick period of time because they do not possess the persistence and discipline to maintain it. 

Wealth that is obtained over a period of time, as a result of hard and disciplined work, will be maintained because they have the discipline to manage what they have been given. The saying “small steps over time produce big results” is true for wealth building as well. As Proverbs states, “whoever gathers little by little will increase it”.  So there is no quick wealth. It comes over a period of time and disciplined planning. 

Prayer

Lord thank you for the resources I have been given. May I be a good steward of what I have been given and may you be glorified in the possessions I have been blessed with to manage. 

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