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We Can All Be Rich

"The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills" (1 Ki.10:27).

Not surprisingly, the king who accomplished what we read in today's verse was Solomon. You might think that somewhere here we would get a wonderful and satisfying reaction from the people, but there is none. It didn't seem to get them pumped up, just as we are not really impressed by it. "At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. 'Look,' said Naomi, 'your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods, go back with her.' But Ruth replied, 'don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God'" (Ruth 1:14-16). These words would be good for us to read and meditate upon. I don't know about you, but I find Ruth returning destitute to Jerusalem with her mother-in-law much more inspirational than Solomon's bounty of silver. They had no silver, but trust in their God gave them the sustenance they needed. I suspect that God's people are at their best when they are rich in the really important things. Do you think that if silver became as plentiful as stones in the streets of America that our salvation would be more assured? That was a very rhetorical question...Today's thoughts are simple and straight forward ones. We just cannot be rich toward God if we place too high a value or even hope in the riches of the world. We can all be rich in the right things...

Have a wonderful day...Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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