“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.” Proverbs 11:4
Money means nothing to a man on a sinking ship. Each of us will come to a crisis where money will not “fix” the problem. Death comes to those who are wealthy as well as to those who are poor. One of the richest men ever to live wisely tells us, here, that only righteousness will save us from death. It seems that Solomon had a hint that there would be some form of redemption yet to come, and he knew – probably through his father, David, that God himself held the key to that redemption because that was His heart. We can’t be perfectly righteous by the law, that was why the old covenant involved sacrifices. Ultimately, we who have the wisdom of the entirety of scripture, know that the righteousness that saves us is through Jesus Christ because He alone is righteous. His righteousness saves us from death!
Jesus Christ, I Praise You! I thank You for a way for us to be, again, with God. You ARE the sacrifice. Jesus, You are my righteousness! Thank You! Lord, it seems that through this, You are showing me that we need to do is sell what is in the garage. Strengthen me, focus me, and help me to communicate that to my wife and kids because I want to obey You. Bless our house today. Change the hearts of my kids, that they would seek Your glory first. Give my wife and me the rest, and discernment to guide them accordingly – to rest and focus on You in all they do and think about. In Jesus Name, and for His glory I pray, amen.