Prosperity vs Poverty
by PamFord Davis

Prosperity vs. Poverty…

That’s no contest!

Who would choose poverty if given a choice?

Let’s just say, not many.

Most would jump at the chance for wealth.

Scriptures reveal truth about both prosperity and poverty.

Solomon shares the following words of wisdom.

“In the day of prosperity be happy,
But in the day of adversity consider—
God has made the one as well as the other (Ecclesiastes 7:14a NASB).” 

Consider this…

“Two things I asked of You,
Do not refuse me before I die:
Keep deception and lies far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion,
That I not be full and deny You and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’
Or that I not be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God (Proverbs 30:7-9 NASB).”

God knows what I need.

Will I be content?

“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:11-13 NASB).”


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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