Re:Verse passage – Proverbs 3:9-10 (day four)

In the Kingdom of God, there is abundance. Jesus says, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). This refers to our eternal life in the presence of God, but also to our life here and now. Regardless of what’s in our checking account, this is the reality that children of God live in. And we are called to honor God with this abundant life he has given us in every capacity – our time, our skills and talents, our relationships, and as Solomon reminds us here, our finances.

This abundance calls us to live with open hands. When the world would tell us to hold all we have tight to the chest, Kingdom wisdom tells us to offer it up freely. When the world would have us put our faith in our wealth, Kingdom wisdom returns our gaze to the one who bestowed it. Solomon speaks to this in Ecclesiastes 5:10, “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”

The more we live by Kingdom wisdom, the more our focus shifts from the number in our bank account to the God who fulfills his promise of abundant life. The more we honor God with what he’s given us, the more aware we become of the abundance around us. 

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