Book: Proverbs 28
“The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.”
Get-rich-quick schemes and such thinking, have a false value foundation that believes money will solve all of one’s problems and bring happiness into their lives. In all of the advertisements for such schemes, they show pictures of boats, houses, and pleasures you can get in on by joining them in getting “easy money.” Usually it is only a few, the ones who started up the program, that make the short-term wealth and for everyone else it is an ungodly dream. Those very few that “make it” find that it still does not bring them that joy that they had hopped for.
The truth is that a trustworthy person who is committed and persistent in following the King of the Kingdom of God and His wisdom will have joy and all that they need including their heart’s desire (Psalm37:4). Jesus said, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desire of your heart will be”(Matthew 6:21). If our focus is on the King and His Kingdom, then there is this two way relationship that takes place. Our desire is on pleasing and serving Him then He puts into our hearts, desires that He wants to fulfill. Therefore the desires of our heart are His will for us and He will provide everything to satisfy those desires.
This is not possible if our priority is riches. Jesus explains this in Matthew 6:24 where it says, “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” God will provide all the riches that we need if we serve Him but if we chase after riches then we will miss out on all the great things He has planned for us.
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:31-33)
As we are coming to the end of this year and will be turning our calendar’s over to a new year, commit and recommit to serving the King and His Kingdom. He knows your needs, even those you don’t know, and desires to provide them to you. Don’t chase the kingdom of riches which leads to disappointment.