Proverbs 19: King James Bible
Being Separated – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter nineteen, Verse 4
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Being Separated
Well, this verse is self explanatory enough; isn’t it? I think it’s rather straight forward. We can see this proven out fairly easy.
Just take a look at the difference between one neighborhood and another. The poor on average will be grouped up with the poor, and the wealthy alongside the wealthy.
Because this is a type of verse that doesn’t seem to have much that we can relate to (on its face), I actually struggled with it a bit in prayer to the Lord. Before every devotional, I talk to the Lord about it, and ask him to anoint me to convey what he wants you to read.
Eventually after doing so, he guided my heart to stop thinking on the natural, and apply it to the spiritual. This opened up a whole new can of worms.
Above, we’ve got two separate groups of people. The wealthy on the one hand, and the poor on the other. When we’re talking spiritually, the same thing applies, yet isn’t at all connected to one’s physical wealth or net worth.
On the one hand we’ve got the Children of the Lord. Born again believers and followers of Christ Jesus. In him, we are rich, and have been give access to all that the Lord Jesus has. We’ve just got to finish our race first, and wait to receive what’s waiting for us!
Whether we be rich or poor by earthly standards makes no difference at all whatsoever. The gold that is so coveted here is used for pavement in Heaven. Riches in heaven is no issue at all, which is why it’s such a joke to covet earthly possessions.
On the other hand, we’ve got the spiritually dead. Corrupted since birth due to the curse from all the way back to Adam, and not corrected in life despite all attempts given by Christ to win them over. They go the way of the fool, and enter into eternity as poor as it gets.
Again, i doesn’t matter how rich or poor they were in life. They’ve all had their reward given to them already, and having not accepted Jesus and his precious blood to wash away their sins, they’ve opted to pay for it all themselves.
A tragic end to whatever kinds of lives these people had lived. In these things, there is no greater separation. Not only are the justified separated from the unjustified, or the good separated from the wicked. But it is also the separation forever, from those who have fallen into the pit, from their Heavenly Father, whom they have denied.
I have heard testimony from others who have been sent to Hell, and have come back to talk and warn about it. One of the first things that they understand, is just how much they were connected to the Lord in life, and yet didn’t believe in him.
Being in Hell, that connection is removed, and they can feel a loneliness that they’d never felt before which is something so terrible, they can’t shake that feeling. Nor do they have the words to express it properly, as they attempt to describe just how that felt.
The Lord has allowed some people to come back from such circumstances, to give their testimony of both Heaven and Hell. And no matter who it is, or whatever the circumstances, Heaven is better. Don’t be sent to Hell. If you are even a little unsure of where you’re going to wind up at the end of the race, please head over to the Salvation page, and see for yourself how easy the Lord made it to be free!
Related New Testament Scripture
Revelation 2: King James Bible
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3: King James Bible
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.
Thank you for your mercy, for your grace, and for your willingness to send your Son Christ Jesus to the cross to bear the penalty for all of our sins and iniquities, so that we don’t have to. Thank you for being willing to graft us into the tree, and make us your own, who were once far off. You are all to us, and we just want to praise your mighty name! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Do you know which place you’re going to go, when the wheat is being separated from the chaff?
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