Proverbs 19

Proverbs 19:1-29

SUMMARYWise investment

OVERVIEWProverbs on the benefits of wisdom and obedience.

BIG IDEAIt is better to be rich in character and poor in wealth than vice versa.

KEY VERSEProverbs 19:1
Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.

Don’t be a fool. Fools bring a smile to people’s faces but for the wrong reasons. No one smiles with joy for a fool but with curiosity, wondering what will result from the fool’s actions. Many strive to be wealthy, and there’s nothing wrong with financial prosperity. Wealth can accomplish much in the world. But don’t be a fool to acquire it. It is far better to be poor with character than recklessly push others aside to get what you want. A person’s folly catches up with him. It will be a cause of his ruin.

Grow your character by doing the right thing when no one is looking. Be a person of integrity and live the same way privately as you do publicly. If you lack finances, work hard, and be faithful to follow through on your commitments. But seek to get ahead the right way, by following me and my plan.

Spend more time growing your character than your financial portfolio. What can you do this week that helps build your character?