Wisdom Provokes Wealth
Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. - Ecclesiastes 7:11-12
Wisdom is a life maximiser, and unless wisdom is translated to wealth in your life, the unbeliever will not value your God. Silver became like sand in Israel because a wise man, Solomon, was in power. This is the time that God is transferring the wealth of the wicked to the righteous. The God that created the world did not create it for the devil and his children. God is a father, and no man loves other children more than his own children. If He could heal Naaman, He can heal others in Israel. If He could provide for the widow of Zarephath, he can provide for his children as well. The same anointing that heals the sick empowers to get wealth. When you become a creator of wealth, people under you and those in your household will serve your God.
Many people hate the rich. They think that poverty is holiness, but you can never attract what you detest. The God that created everything before Adam came; would have created him before other creation if he needed his help. He created him into abundance and pleasure. He did not create this world for the devil and his children. The same anointing that heals the sick is the same that empowers to get riches. So enough of a critical spirit, that looks down on people that have wealth. You need money and wealth to do the will of God on earth. Over two thousand verses in the Bible talk about finances with two-thirds of the parables of Jesus talking about finances and stewardship. This is because if you mismanage what God has given to you, your personal finances will be in a mess. The Bible says, “wisdom is profitable to direct” (Eccl. 10:10). If you cannot handle financial matters well, God will not trust you with the anointing.
If God cannot trust your judgment with worldly possession how will he trust you with the anointing. Jesus commended the unjust steward because he did wisely. Luke 16:8 says, “and thee Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light”. The reason why the unjust steward is wise is not because he changed the papers, but for the first time, he was planning for his future. He could not beg; he could not dig, but he could think. Jesus said he is wise. When you start to plan for your future, you are wise.
The bible says in proverbs 13:22 that “a good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just”. Inheritance means wealth. To die and not leave anything behind is not transition but termination. If you are wise, you will succeed. God is interested in your profiting. He is after your increase (see Genesis 1:28). Whatever God is doing must lead to increase and multiplication. When what you are doing is not leading to increase, it is either you are foolish, or you are unfaithful. There is no point being wise if there is nothing to show for it.
Prayer: Satisfy me with your goodness, O Lord God and rebuild every good thing that the adversaries have broken down in my life, in Jesus Name.
Further Reading: Luke 16:11; Proverbs. 13:22
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Ezra 1:1-2:70; 1Corinthians 1:18-2:5; Psalm 27:7-14; Proverbs 20:22-23