Wealth Without Wisdom

3818717705?profile=originalIT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK! I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS Day ON PURPOSE!

This thought came to me a while ago. Wealth without wisdom produces waste. The Bible urges us to get wisdom! We need wisdom to make sound decisions in life or else we're just going in circles. King Solomon's dream he could have asked for anything in this world, but he asked God for a wise and discerning heart to distinguish right from wrong so that he could be a good ruler. I Kings 3:1-15 He could have asked for riches and honor, but he was unselfish and asked for something far greater and priceless. God blessed him with things he didn't ask for because of what he asked for. He was unselfish! He didn't want anything for himself, but something that would benefit many.

This needs to be our prayer daily, that we gain wisdom and understanding as we carry out our daily lives. Without wisdom, we are lost, making foolish mistakes that could have been avoided. How many times has our elders given us good sound advice and we didn't take heed? They were sharing their wisdom. Not because of what they had seen or heard, but because of what they had experienced themselves. People do many things to make money or become rich. We all want to be well-off. Me myself, I don't need to be filthy rich, just let me be more than comfortable. But whatever God blesses me with, I want to have wisdom. I don't want to be frivolous and careless. I want wisdom to hear His instructions and plans. So many people win the lottery, and I'm talking about millions, and end up broke within a year! Where is your wisdom and discernment? You don't need a 15,000 square foot house unless you're moving your whole neighborhood in it. Sure buy a nice home, car, travel, make sure the kids are set up for college, but some people just go haywire. A million dollars in the hands of a person without wisdom is like pouring water in a cup with a hole in it.  We have all had our foolish moments and because of some of those moments we have experienced, we gained wisdom to know not to do it again. Wisdom is priceless! It guides and leads you and leaves you with no regrets!

Proverbs 4:1-7
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
    so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
    still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.

Until Next Post....Be Blessed, Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, Be Positive, Be Grateful!

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  • Thank you everyone who took the time to read my post. Truly appreciated!

  • Good post, Carla! Sometimes wisdom can be painful to acquire, but we all need it.

  • Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you for sharing this great post Carla

  • Thank you both so much. To know that someone was touched by my writings makes my heart more than glad. Greatly appreciated. 

  • Carla, thank you for your post.  Tweeted.

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    Carla you always write great post and this was excellent. I applaud you for your words of wisdom. I have shared it on Facebook, Linkedin and tweeted too. Glad to have you in the Syndication Express community.

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