If Riches Increase - Psalm 62:10

Content Author: 
Ray, Andrew
Scripture Passage: 
Psalm 62:10
If Riches Increase - Psalm 62:10 

INTRODUCTION

The increase of riches almost always brings a level of comfort. In one parable, the Lord spoke of a rich man whose ground brought forth plentifully (Luke 12:16). The rich man came to trust in his abundance and decided to take his ease (Luke 12:19), but that night he died (Luke 12:20). Even if death does not rob a man of his riches, riches are not for ever (Proverbs 27:24), because they "certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven" (Proverbs 23:5). Those who trust in riches will fall (Proverbs 11:28). Perhaps this is why Paul told Timothy to warn the rich that they trust not in uncertain riches, but in the living God (1 Timothy 6:17).

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

  • (For smaller children) Job knew better than to trust in riches (Job 31:24-25, 28). Riches are not forever, but eternity is. Consider the end of those who trust in riches (Psalm 49:6-7; Psalm 52:5, 7; Psalm 73:12, 16-17; Proverbs 11:4).
  • What are some ways in which riches can "certainly make themselves wings"? Why is it dangerous for you to come to trust in your riches?
  • How certain is your job? How certain is the stock market? How certain is the financial stability of your country? How quickly could you lose all that you have?

PRAYER NEEDS

  • Ask God to show you the uncertainty of riches.
  • Ask the Lord to guard you from misplaced faith.

HYMN

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.