Pr. 11:4: “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
I just finished a book series that took place after an outbreak of a pandemic disease wiped out 80% of the world’s population. Children were orphaned, farms were abandoned, industry and retail ceased. Money could no longer buy a single thing on the earth. Everyone was suddenly on equal grounds…all simply trying to survive.
This verse reminds me of that. On the day the Lord returns, our riches, material possessions, status, and opulence won’t save us. Only righteousness (living right with God) will deliver us from death.
The question begs to be asked of us all: Are you investing more time into gaining or upkeep of riches that will not profit or into gaining or sustaining your relationship with God, which will quite literally save you from death?
As I think about the plans I’ve made for my day, with this verse in mind, I can see that my plans are a bit unbalanced. Thankfully I still have time to readjust those plans before the day is up. So do you. 🙂
Calibrating the scale,