"riches... fly off to the sky like an eagle

(i originally wrote and posted this to renown on July 23, 2010. This passage is always relevant. 2010. 2012. 2020. whenev. doesn't matter the year. it always flies away... so don't make it the main thing.)

 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
       do not trust your own cleverness.
    5 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.
         (Proverbs 23:4-5)

Proverbs 23 this morning was awesome. i have written a few times about how i like reading Proverbs every day. i wrote an article called Proverbs is pimp that you can read HERE. it tells the story of why and when i started & my method...

This is such a great reminder! i love the wise man's straight forward advice -> "Don't wear yourself out to get rich!" man, that's pretty relevant for today.

i admit that way too often i trust my own cleverness (not that i have much). but that's pointless because any day money can just be GONE! (as evidenced by our economy). Feels like this could have been written in 2010 not B.C.

So after reading Proverbs 23 this morning my prayer was:
"Please help us rely on YOU, God... not our money! Thank you for blessing us, but please help us use the money that You blessed us with to be a blessing!"