For the next several days I’ll be leading a daily reading of Proverbs. It is a book in the Bible which offers both practical wisdom and eternal perspectives. Join with me each day in reading a chapter. I will offer a reflection on one verse or topic from each chapter.

Proverbs 23

Its not just contemporary American culture that has problems with where to put riches on the priority scale. It seems like it is a timeless problem faced by all cultures…   too many folks are ‘banking’ on their bank account. And while being wealthy has many advantages and cures many ills…   it does NOT hold the key to wisdom, life, love, or fulfillment.

 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
   do not trust your own cleverness.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
   for they will surely sprout wings
   and fly off to the sky like an eagle.