MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012MONEY OR WISDOM?
Would a little extra money satisfy any of your desires? Money is pride's measurement of our giftedness (time, talent, and treasure). Wisdom is humility's measurement of our godliness (Christ in us). Money, in and of itself, is not evil, and owning stuff is not from the devil. Rather, our problem occurs when the stuff owns us.
Ironically, we don't really desire money. We desire something much deeper.
What we really desire is Christ. He is "gentle and humble in heart" (Matthew11:29) and the "wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24). Humility toward Christ is the beginning of His wisdom in our lives. Solomon noted, "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom" (Proverbs 11:2).
Attempting to satisfy our desires by gaining wealth measured by money will never be enough to satisfy us. It will always leave us dissatisfied. Wisdom not only satisfies our desires, but it also leads to our restoration.
Today, surrender your pride to Christ and ask for His humble and wise heart. He will make you new.