June 25, 2023

Wealth – Getting and Using

Anthony Gammage – Various Proverbs 

Sermon Quotes

Proverbs 8:17–19
[17] I love those who love me,
and those who seek me diligently find me.
[18] Riches and honor are with me,
enduring wealth and righteousness.
[19] My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,
and my yield than choice silver.

Proverbs 10:22
[22] The blessing of the LORD makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 11:1, 24-26
[1] A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
[24] One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
[25] Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
[26] The people curse him who holds back grain,
but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 15:16
[16] Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 22:16
[16] Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 10:3–5
[3] The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
[4] A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
[5] He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

The wise person does not do painful overwork but simply works hard and lets the blessing of the Lord determine how wealthy the work makes them. The fear of the Lord, the intimate relationship the wise have with God, is better than fine gold.
-Tim Keller

1 Timothy 6:8–10
[8] But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. [9] But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. [10] For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Proverbs 16:8,16
[8] Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice…[16] How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 3:13–15
[13] Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
[14] for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than gold.
[15] She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 11:1–4
[1] A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
[2] When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom.
[3] The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
[4] Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 22:16
[16] Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 15:27
[27] Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 17:1
[1] Better is a dry morsel with quiet
than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 13:11
[11] Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 28:20, 22
[20] A faithful man will abound with blessings,
but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
[22] A stingy man hastens after wealth
and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 21:20
[20] Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 27:23–27
[23] Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
[24] for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
[25] When the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
[26] the lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
[27] There will be enough goats’ milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.

Proverbs 22:7
[7] The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 11:15
[15] Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

Matthew 6:19–21
[19] “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, [20] but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. [21] For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

2 Corinthians 8:9
[9] For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Proverbs 3:9–10
[9] Honor the LORD with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
[10] then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 19:17
[17] Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will repay him for his deed.