CB050112God’s Word – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, Hebrews 13:5

Proverbs 23 – Have a balanced view of wealth…

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your tender mercies, your love and your faithfulness.  When there are no figs on the tree or grapes on the vine, and the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no food great is your faithfulness Father: your daughters will trust in you!  We will rejoice in you Father we will be filled with joy because you are our strength.  Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable to you.  We will love one another deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.  We will honor you by showing mercy and forgiveness. We will do as your word instructs: When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; And put a knife to your throat.  If you are a man given to appetite.  Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.  Your daughters will consider carefully what is before her when she is in the presence of the rich, she will not be a woman given to the appetite of what the rich possess.  She will not desire their delicacies because they are deceptive.   Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!  Will you set your eyes on that which is not?  For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.  Father your word states keep our lives free from the love of money, that we will be content with what we have, you have said: Never will you leave us, never will you forsake us. We can confidently say; you Lord are our helper, will we not be afraid. Do not eat the bread of a miser,  Nor desire his delicacies;  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.  Father we will be faithful not to accept gifts from those who do not love from a sincere heart, we know that love is the most excellent way.  Love is what makes friendship faithful and lasting.  Thank you for showing us your ways Father and teaching us your paths.  We will wait on you all the day long.  Thank you for your love and faithfulness.  May we continue to seek you with all our heart, mind and strength.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• Do not desire another’s luxuries
• Do not live to become rich
• Love makes lasting friendship