Daily Wisdom 222: Proverbs 11:4

Proverbs 11:4 (NKJV) — 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

No genuine profit in riches. Riches may serve to make life softer and easier on this earth, but they will be of no value in the day of judgment. The Supreme Judge of the universe cannot be bribed. The only thing that will profit on that day will be righteousness. All humanity will stand before God equally on the basis of their deeds, not their wealth. (See Revelation 20:12-13.)