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Friday, October 21, 2011

Disobedience


The fourth secret to financial wisdom is dealing with Disobedience
 
Solomon wrote 1,000 songs and over 3,000 proverbs declaring God’s truth. World leaders came to sit at his feet and learn. As wise and discerning as he was, it wasn’t what he knew that got him into trouble; it was how he lived and the choices he made.

Proverbs 17:24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Solomon started to focus on things instead of the giver of all things, God.

Proverbs 13:10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Solomon wrote about the dangers of excess, but he lived in opposition to many of the truths that he taught in Proverbs. He became obsessed later in his life with accumulating more money and possessions. It took him 7 years to build God’s house the Temple, but took 13 years to build his own house, the palace. He warned about being obsessed with gold but adorned his home with it, and only drank from gold goblets.

The secret of disobedience is that you can never hide from God. He is aware of all our actions, thoughts, and motives. Before Solomon died he came to his senses, and he realized this, Whoever loves money never has money enough. Whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. - Ecclesiastes 5:10

The things of this world can never truly satisfy us.

Why not follow God’s wisdom in all areas of our life especially finance.

Have a good Godly day.