Proverbs 3:16 states:
“Long life is in Wisdom’s right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.”
Wisdom’s “package” includes:
- Long life (health, well-being);
Throughout the Bible riches and honor are repeatedly used together.
1 Chronicles 29:12 says, “Both riches and honorcome from You . . .”
“Riches and honorare with me (Wisdom), enduring wealth and righteousness” (Proverbs 8:18).
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and richesand wisdom and might and honorand glory and blessing” (Revelation 5:12).
What does this mean for us?
If you gain riches at the expense of your health, or if you have money without honor, I doubt that your wealth has come from Wisdom’s blessings.
Having riches without honor makes you another bully. But if your riches come from God, they will have honor attached to them.
HONOR MUST BE THE CENTERPIECE OF OUR FINANCIAL DEALINGS.
The Lord pursued me for 40 years before I fully “converted” to doing business according to His Wealth Codes.
I had to unlearn that “worldly” wealth code of greed, and replace it with the Lord’s Golden Rule:
“In everything treat people the same way you want them to treat you”
Now I realize that it’s all about who you become in God’s eyes, while achieving with His Riches, Honor and Integrity.
Combine these with His Golden Rule, and you will discover His Blessing and the gift of success—spiritually, mentally and physically.
MEDITATE ON THIS:
- Am I a person of honor?
- Do I make money at the expense of my health?
Ask for Wisdom daily. Remember: her right hand gives you long, abundant life; in her left hand she holds riches and honor!