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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oh to be Neither Poor or Rich

I don't know why I forget about you oh blog. I have lessons I need to teach myself and you are a good way of teaching me. To remind myself of (with one being learning how to write better). But after reading something in the Book of Proverbs last night, I need to write something down to remember it.

7 “Two things I ask of you, O LORD;
   do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
   give me neither poverty nor riches,
   but give me only my daily bread.
9 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 NIV 1984)

The second half is eye-opening in light of our current political fight. The poor are blessed! The rich are blessed! This text is asking us to prayer for neither. Both poor and rich bring temptation that I may not be able to handle. May that be what I strive for.

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