top of page
  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

Prov 13: 7b *"......there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

A poor man can be rich in things other than money.

*Scripture Treasure.*

Proverbs 13:7 tells us two sides of human choices, namely:

The first man in the proverb chose to be rich but actually had nothing of value. The second man chose to be poor but had true wealth.

We looked at the first part yesterday. We will look at the second part today.

Jesus' letter to the church in Laodicea that they think they are rich, but are poor and wretched gives us an insight that a man that seems to appear to everyone as a rich man is actually poor though he is appearing wealthy for popularity. Only a spiritual eye could see this.

Prov 13: 7b is not encouraging that we make ourselves poor.

God wants us to be well-to-do in this world.

There are a few lessons we can learn:

First, no one would want to make himself poor, but a rich man may appear poor, yet he is rich.

Second, you may deprive yourself of an immediate need for the sake of the Kingdom's urgent request. In this case, you are considered rich unto God. This is to say that a rich man could deprive himself of something he wants for what the Kingdom of God's needs.

Third, a poor man not having enough money can be rich in other things.

For example, wisdom is better than money (Pr 3:14; 8:11,19; 16:16). Little with the fear of the Lord is better than treasures with trouble (Pr 15:16).

The poor can be rich in service to the Lord

Though money answers all thing, but great movers and changers who have notably impacted the world's economy, science, technology, etc, were not people of great affluence.

What way have you made sacrifices like the poor, though you are rich in all things?

*Remorse corner.*

Moses, rich in Egyptian education and upbringing, traded riches and pleasure of Egypt for affliction and reproach as a Hebrew slave-deliverer (Heb 11:24-26).

*Call to Word action.*

The only thing we can take with us is the good impact we have made in the Kingdom of God while we were on this earth.

*The Christian clarion duty.*

What costly choices have you made to follow Jesus Christ?


Lord, help me not to cling on to any earthly possession to the detriment of the Kingdom's urgent needs in Jesus name.

Good morning, and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


*WISDOM FOR TODAY.* *FAITH OF OLD (2).* *Scripture Treasure.* Titus 1:4 *To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savio


*WISDOM FOR TODAY.* *FAITH OF OLD.* *Scripture Treasure.* Jude 1: 3 *Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort y


WISDOM FOR TODAY. THE POOR MAN AND HEAVEN (4) Scripture Treasure. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the livi


bottom of page