• Violent Words Devotional

    Proverbs 13:2

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  • Increasing Wealth Devotional

    Proverbs 13:11

    As today’s passage indicates, the Bible does not frown upon the gathering of wealth, but only improper means of gaining it. In fact, Proverbs 13:11 indicates that the honest gaining of wealth is something to which we should aspire. What Scripture forbids is the love of money and dishonest means of earning it. Let us ask God to help us not fall prey to such love, to unethical ways of earning a living, or to get-rich-quick schemes. View Resource

  • Investing and Ownership Devotional

    Proverbs 13:11

    Joseph of Arimathea was a rich man and devoted disciple of Jesus (Matt. 27:57–61). It is not inherently evil to be wealthy or even to seek to grow our means — if we remember that wealth is a means to the end of glorifying God and not an end in itself. Seek to live below your means and invest your resources wisely that they may grow. Then take these increased resources and give them to the work of the kingdom and build an inheritance for your children. View Resource

  • Walking with the Wise Devotional

    Proverbs 13:20

    Judas Iscariot walked with the very incarnation of God’s wisdom Himself, and yet he fell into grave sin. This shows that simply hanging around wise people is not enough to benefit from them. Instead, as we seek out wise friends and mentors, we must take care to learn from their wisdom, thinking carefully on what they say and asking many questions. If we do such things, God will enable us to benefit greatly from the wisdom of others. View Resource