February 15, 2019
Treasures or Troubles
Proverbs 15:6 (KJB) In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
This Proverb attempts to help us understand the difference between lasting prosperity and continual spiritual poorness. Now, this simple precept rings true whether a man is talking about the perpetual state of his spiritual health or the health of his secular state and finances.
When a man chooses to live righteously, the state of his life and his future are always filled with bountiful treasures of God. He can, but may not, benefit both spiritually and through material means. The opposing side of this spiritual coin is that a man who chooses to be spiritually impoverished also reaps poor revenues and never finds lasting riches.
Now perhaps a man is understood by many to be wealthy according to financial measurements of this world. His bank account is fat, and he seems to be filled with everything he desires. However, the truth is that his spiritual heart condition may be filled with only trials and troubles in this world. Outwardly it may appear he has everything together, but inwardly he is spiritually sick and famished and in need of the presence and power of God.
How does your own house, your personal tabernacle, stack up to an eternal spiritual silo filled to overflowing with the riches of God? Much treasure can only be found in a personal relationship with God. Spiritual poverty is always the case inside wicked hearts.