Daily Devotional for May 16, 2020
Shabbat Shalom Today is day 35 in the count towards Pentecost
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7
What we are seeing in this verse is a contrast of priorities. On one hand we see someone who has made himself rich. He has worked to acquire the riches of this world, maybe using whatever means are available. These riches do not come free of charge, there is a price to pay, and yet we see that he has nothing. He doesn’t possess the true riches which are eternal. On the other hand we see someone who has made himself poor. Like Moses who gave up a life of being the next Pharaoh in Egypt, to live a humble life among his brethren, this individual has decided to forego the riches of this world to seek a life with true riches. The riches that won’t be stolen, nor moth eaten, are attained by living a life according to Yahweh’s dictates. We likewise have chosen to live a humble life. Choosing, for example, to rest on the Sabbath rather than making extra money by working. We will of course receive our reward, our inheritance, our riches when Yahshua returns. Let’s be patient, for the riches are worth the wait.