Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wealthy, or Poor and Needy?

    May all who seek you
        rejoice and be glad in you!
    May those who love your salvation
        say evermore, “God is great!”
    But I am poor and needy;
        hasten to me, O God!
    You are my help and my deliverer;
        O LORD, do not delay!
Psalm 70:4-5 

In the comic above, Scrooge McDuck has realized that he is only the 2nd richest duck in the world.  Look at that face!  What benefit is it to be the 2nd richest duck?!?

David would become a very wealthy man; in fact, he may have already been.  But at this point in his life, his wealth was of little value since he was running from his enemies and hiding out in caves. He recognized  that he was poor and helpless without his Help and Defender to come quickly to his aid.  His response was in stark contrast to the man in Luke 12 whom Jesus describes to the listeners:

And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:17-20)

Our challenge today, in whatever we have, is to recognize our helplessness without our Help and Defender, and to be rich instead toward God. 

Poor and needy without Him,



I'd rather be wealthy in my soul than in my pocket. I am richly blessed beyond all measure because of Him only.

Heather's Blog-o-rama

Wise words....we can have all the money in the world, but without God we are nothing :) Poor and needy without Him, too, Heather :)

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