Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading Thursday, November 23 2023


Text: “Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee: and say, Who is the LORD? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.” – Proverbs 30:8, 9.

Comment: This was the prayer of Agur.  He prayed to God not to make him excessively rich or too poor. This shows that he has the quality of contentment.  He went on to give the reason that when he is extremely rich, there is the tendency that pride will set in and hence he would forget God.  Again, when one is extremely poor, such ones might venture into illegitimate businesses and as well steal, bringing the name of God into disrepute.  How many of us can confidently say the prayer of Agur?  But rather many will pray to God for massive and stupendous wealth at the expense of their brothers and sisters. The case of Gehazi, the servant of God is apt.  He went after Naaman, the captain of the Syrian army and asked for gifts which his master the Prophet, Elisha, had earlier rejected.  He was struck with leprosy because of his greed.  – 2 Kings 5:20-27.

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