A Humble Attitude Toward Wealth

by | Feb 3, 2023 | Vital Life Application Devotions

Deuteronomy 17:17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

This Scripture is a warning that the accumulation of great wealth and power can lead one astray. The Bible does not look down on wealth, and sees it as a blessing from God, but it is also a challenge. Because of the human weakness of pride that easily sets in when people become wealthy, the Bible warns us that the king must take special care to guard himself against this danger. So how do we guard against the arrogance that comes with wealth and adopt a humble attitude toward wealth? A few verses later, the Bible gives the answer. The king had to write a Torah scroll for himself, and was instructed: “It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites” (Deuteronomy 17:19-20).

The key to having a humble attitude toward wealth is to read the Word of God every day. Thank God today for all the blessings He has given you. Remember that all that we have is His, to be used for His work.

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