Do You Really Have a Desire to Be Rich?


Is it better to desire riches or wisdom? If you're not sure, then remember the words of King Solomon.

Many people live with a hidden dream to become rich. It is a hope or desire that one day all your financial problems will be solved with loads and loads of money.  But that is not true. 

Remember when God asked Solomon what he wanted in I Kings 3: 5

“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, ‘Ask for whatever you want me to give you.’”

Imagine this happening to you or me! What a question.  

Solomon answered,

“‘So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?’ The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, ‘Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.  Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.’”

Solomon later wrote in Proverbs 3:13-14

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.”

God’s Word recommends we change our desires from wanting to become rich to wanting to become wise. 


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