Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die. . .
give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. Proverbs 30:7-9
Once again we see great wisdom in the Book of Proverbs. I don’t see a lot of this advice in our little world. In fact, it’s just the exact opposite.
But the wisdom is deep because it hits at the underlying reasons why people deny God: they don’t need Him. Many adults give their lives to Christ out of sheer desperation. They give up because they can’t take the pressures anymore. Do rich ever accept the Lord? Of course they do. Sometimes after they make it to the top, they discover that it’s a lonely place with very few close friends and many enemies.
Do the poor accept Him? Absolutely, for when you are reduced to nothing in this world, you will find that He is more than enough.