My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed;
my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.
Wisdom and justice will always bring a companion along, happiness. A wise and just person hardly becomes involved in the serious problems that ignorant and foolish people attract upon themselves because of their senseless course of action. A wise and just man does not make decisions lightly but he weighs all options and all avenues of action displayed in front of him. Having carefully considered all options in light of the Word of God, and having also consulted with God through prayer, he makes the decision he considers most righteous because it adheres to the principles of life that Jesus left for us. The Holy Spirit is responsible for guiding his analysis and also for communicating his needs to the Father so that every step of the decision making process ensures perfect alignment with the plan his God and Lord has prepared for him and for creation. A wise man understands that he is not the center of the universe and that his scope of action has limits established by God, He knows that staying within those limits will guarantee the success of his plan.
Let us look our decisions in detail and if in doubt, let us not forget the fundamental ethical principle that Jesus taught us and that is known as the Golden Rule, that is: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” This way, our actions will be cause for celebration not only for our loved ones but also for others, especially those who also seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Let us, therefore, place the kingdom’s interests above our own interests and let us make sure that our actions are a source of joy to our Father and to those who love him. To God alone be the glory!
Posted in Proverbs
Tagged Christianity, glad, heart, Jesus, life, love, Proverbs 23, rejoice, righteousness, son, spirituality, wisdom
The poor will see and be glad—
you who seek God, may your hearts live!
The LORD hears the needy
and does not despise his captive people.
Many people desperately seek wealth but are unaware that riches may generate more harm than good. The risk is evident; when one has much it is more likely to depend entirely on what we have at hand and to forget who made sure that such riches were at our disposal. There can be many reasons why God has not endowed us with money to spare. The first thing that comes to mind is that it’s very possible that we are not spiritually prepared to avoid becoming slaves to money. Wealth, like fame and power are the weapons used by the world against our souls. Through them, the world controls humanity.
When a child of God is entrusted with the task of managing the money that belongs to God, he/she becomes a commando. A commando is a soldier that integrates a special operations unit and is trained for operations behind enemy lines. These commandos are selected from among the most able soldiers and they receive special training that allows them to successfully fulfill their mission to infiltrate enemy territory. Not just anyone can serve as a commando. So is wealth, not everyone can act as good stewards of them.
Another reason why God has not given us a lot of money is because he will use us as witnesses. God wants children to depend on him and only on him. God wants us to be examples to the world that we can live without being affected the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Let us learn to live content with what we have because he who has been faithful with little, God will give him much. Many soldiers of God shall carry out this testimony. Chances are that you and I are part of this regular group. Whether we perform as elite commandos or as regular soldiers, we must always rely on God and not on wealth because riches are vain and elusive. To God alone be the glory!
Posted in Psalms
Tagged captive, Christianity, despise, glad, God, heart, hope, humility, Jesus, life, love, needy, people, poor, riches, spirituality, wisdom