Proverbs 19:10

Proverbs 19:10 It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!

All goodness and blessings come from God and is a form of prosperity.  Money by itself does not define prosperity.  To prosper in anything means to increase.  God wants us to prosper. 3 John 1:2 says .. Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.  Prosperity is a form of the zoe(eternal) life or God given life that Jesus has provided for us is full and abundant and overflowing with the goodness of God.  The zoe  life includes strong and committed relationships, mental stability and soundness, emotional well-being, health, a rewarding job, success, etc.  Prosperity should always begin on the inside of each and every one of us.  However, this passage in Proverbs is speaking of money and a luxurious living with authority and rulership.  Prosperity will destroy a fool, not help them.  Proverbs 1:32 says .. For simpletons turn away from me–to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.  We all know someone that would be more hurt by money or power or fame, than they could be helped.  Someone that does not respect the value of money or the rewards of the hard labor that earned the money.  A person who has no wisdom or does not rule his own spirit cannot be trusted with riches or honor and rulership.  Solomon wrote these proverbs and was known as a man that had great great wisdom and could easily discern those without wisdom.   If the fool was allowed the money, the luxuries and the rulership, then all could be lost or destroyed by the  foolishness of the fool.  Think of today’s examples.  Film stars can steal, take drugs, act sexually explicit, get arrested and still be held up as role models.  Much rap music that promotes sexual perversion, drugs,  killing, is sought after, bought, and idolized as art.  Adultery is called an affair.  Sodomy is referred to as a person’s sexual preference or the desire to be gay.  Gambling is a much needed and legitimate vacation.  Fraternities are hotbeds of drunkeness and whoredom.   These are just a few examples of what foolishness breeds.  Things have changed a great deal since the days of Solomon.  But, a fool is just as much a danger today as a fool was in the days of Solomon.
Matthew 6:33, ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you’.  A fool does not seek the kingdom of God first nor His righteousness.  Only through seeking God first and desiring His righteous ways … Only through growing in the understanding and wisdom of God, through prayer, praise and worshiping Him, do we prosper in the way that Jesus has provided.  Only in Him, can we look forward to the zoe life, the good life.

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4 Responses to Proverbs 19:10

  1. Pingback: URDU – Proverbs 19:10 | ChristianBlessings

  2. mtsweat says:

    Wow! Bringing the rafters down with this one Debra. We live in a day when we tip toe through truths that once were shouted from the hilltops. Thank you for not only climbing the hill, but carrying a step ladder with you. It does catastrophic damage to the message of the gospel when the reality of sin is downplayed. We can only see our true need of a Savior when our depraved sinfulness is exposed. I think Paul described our rejecting truth with words like, “those with itching ears.” The remedy, he said was, “Preach the Word… in season and out of season.” Thanks for a great word… God bless.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Many are missing out on the blessings of God out of ignorance (not knowing about it) or being plain foolhardy (if they know and reject it).
    It is the Christian’s responsiblity to God, to tell about His love and of the abundant life that they experience to those who do not know. As we share, let us pray that the Spirit of God will be mighty to move on the hearts of the hearers so that their eyes too may be opened and benefit from the blessings God has in store for His children.
    Those who would continue in their sins have had their eyes blinded by satan and would continue in sin mocking at God and will pay for the consequences of their rejection of God’s plan and ways.
    Thank you for sharing Debra and God bless you. May those in Pakistan be impacted by God’s love as this blog is translated and distributed in Pakistan. .

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