DCLM Daily Manna 18th August 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: Wisdom Is Wealth
TEXT: Proverbs 24:1-12
1. Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
2. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
3. Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established;
4. And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
6. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war; and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
7. Wisdom is too high for a fool; he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
8. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
9. The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scorner is an abomination to men.
10. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
11. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
12. If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” – (Proverbs 24:3,4).
DCLM Daily Manna 18th August 2022 Devotional MESSAGE
Can a Christian be wealthy? Solomon, who was once the wisest man on earth says yes. A Christian can be wealthy and successful on earth while faithfully serving the Lord. Poverty is not a heritage that believers have in Christ. David wrote, “Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” (Psalm 35:27).
Many people tend to envy those that grow rich through dubious means. But, in our reading today, Solomon tries to show that believers can succeed and become rich without compromising their righteous positions. Three tools that Solomon believes will create wealth for the saints are wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Wisdom will take a man far in life. It will build a house, furnish it and give such a man the knowledge not to copy or envy the heathen.
As we grow in knowledge, we grow in all grace and a wise man will accomplish what a strong man cannot effect by force of arms. His spirit is strengthened for spiritual work and warfare to govern a house or a kingdom. Wisdom will make a man to manage crisis in personal or public matters. It will guide proper decision making either for an advantageous peace or an honourable retreat. Wise men embrace godly counsels from others for “in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
The Bible is a great source of wisdom for children of God. True wealth comes from wisdom in relating with our heavenly Father and doing the things that make Him happy. Today, we must stand when others faint and enthusiastically help deliver people from death and despair.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Knowledge combined with divine wisdom creates the path to greatness.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Job 35 – 38
DCLM Daily Manna 18th August 2022 Devotional | Deeper Life Devotional Guide was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. DCLM Daily Manna 18th August 2022 Devotional