Well, once again it seems I had the proverbial cart before the horse. It seems Solomon chose wisdom of the heart first and gold followed. Good thing we serve a God of grace and second chances. There is still time to get the horse back out front and chase after wisdom.
"King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift—articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules."
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2 thoughts on “But I want the gold first…”
Many people go to church and profess Christianity as they believe it give them an abundance in monetary/material terms.
If not by God directly, then through his flock by passing out business cards to each other.
There are Pastors and churches who preach the God of financial well being.
They forget that many in the old and new testament were poor as dirt. John the Baptist for one and Job had to go through hell before he got his coin back.
God has nothing to do with financial security or abundance.
There will be those that disagree, but those are the same people who have difficulty appreciating the fact that they are alive. They “need” Cesar’s stuff too.
There are those who say God will do this or God will do that. But, God decides what He will do and when He will do it. Although his actions may be influenced by our obedience, what he does is His choice.
So to say God has nothing to do with whatever is a bit of a stretch. He actually has something to do with everything.