Riches Without Wings

When prices rise or commodities are scarce, it is comforting to remember that on several occasions the Bible promises us that if we trust in God for our supply we shall always have enough of everything we need. It is to be noted that it doesn't say we shall necessarily have a lot of money or an excessive accumulation of material things. It indicates that we shall never lack a single good or necessary thing required to sustain a happily fulfilled and satisfying existence.

There is, of course, a difference between merely having a large amount of money in the bank or a lot of material possessions and being truly rich. Probably we can all think of people of modest means who are rich in experience and happiness, and materially rich people who are wretchedly poor in their hearts and lives. And today it must be obvious to us all that money is an unstable commodity in which to trust. Its value diminishes annually, and the things we buy with it often disappoint us. Most housewives would probably agree with the wise author of the book of Proverbs when he comments, "Riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven." Prov. 23:5;

Scientific Prayer Is Practical Meditation
April 20, 1974

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