Daily Wisdom 348: Proverbs 15:16

Proverbs 15:16 (NKJV) — 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.

The relationship between possessions and the right attitude toward God. A simple lesson, but one so rarely learned, is that the quality of life has nothing to do with the quantity of possessions. Those who serve God, though they have little, are in a much better situation than those who reject God and have immense material wealth. Those who do not serve God will discover that material wealth is no guarantee of peace. Indeed, they will experience as much trouble as those who are poor and reject God. They will not have more genuine peace or happiness than their neighbors. But those who serve God will have peace of heart and mind, though they may have little in the way of material wealth. (See Psalm 37:16.)