Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Text: “And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” – Proverbs 24:4, 5.

Comment: The strength of the righteous is spiritual and is based on the accurate knowledge of God, which of course will impel one to do righteousness at all times.  It is such who are strong in the Lord that He will use to fulfil his purposes and they are the ones He will bless with spiritual and material riches.  Those who follow the leadings of the Scripture avoid waste; they are not high-minded or flamboyant as they exercise moderation in everything; they make it a habit to save part of what they earn; they  are humble enough to pursue opportunities that come their way or that they identify themselves; they are honest and peace loving and therefore avoid troubles as much as possible, etc. With the blessing of God the faithful will definitely have their chambers filled “with all precious and pleasant riches”. (Proverbs 22:29; 6:6-11; 10:22) Besides, the true Christian draws spiritual strength and protection by supporting the work of God and doing good to his neighbour.  Jesus Christ our Saviour stated, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” – Luke 16:10-12.