Join me in a study on the Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Today. As you read through the Proverbs, I urge you to reflect, pray, and apply these devotional bits of encouragement and wisdom to your own life. Today, we study and reflect on Proverbs 23.

We all know that the Bible does not say that money is the root of all evil. What does it say? The “love of money” is the root of all evil. I think it is vital to periodically check our hearts on materialism. This is a message for everyone, not just the uber wealthy. I have had the opportunity to travel to the four corners of the world doing missions work. I’m convinced that most Americans are wealthy by world standards. But do we have a healthy perspective on wealth? Some do. Many do not. Ask yourself three questions as you evaluate your perspective on wealth today.
1) Do I give away at least 10% of my income?
2) Do I serve others weekly which often requires my time, energy, and money?
3) Do I regularly search for ways to be more generous or is my focus on accumulation?
Be honest about your priorities and perspective. If you need to up your generosity game, start today. Giving and generosity are traits of Christ. We are no more like Jesus than when we give.
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” – Proverbs 23:4-5