Rich For God
Today's reading: 1 Kings 10:14-29
Solomon's wealth was massive. So much so that I had a difficult time visualizing and comprehending all that is described in 1 Kings 10. The glimpse we're given of these riches reminded me of movies like National Treasure or Indiana Jones, but with one significant difference. In the movies, the focus or ultimate goal is to possess incredible amounts of money (and the power that comes with it). But we don’t see this with Solomon. Yes, he had tons of money, but he didn't allow how much he had to consume his thinking and become his goal in life. How refreshing given that the goal of having money and things is the dominant message of the world, and a temptation that is constantly before us.
What did you learn from Solomon about having, handling and managing money as a follower of God? What helps you keep the correct perspective when it comes to your money? Tami
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