Tags: Financial resources, Humility, Cash, Pride
Are you of a simple spirit?
Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:19
This is a paradox which the youngsters of this world can not comprehend and will certainly not sign up for, that it is much better to be bad and humble than to be rich and happy. 1. Those that divide the spoil are commonly pleased; they value themselves and despise others, and their mind increases with their condition; those therefore that are rich in this world have need to be charged that they be not high-minded, 1 Tim. 6:17. Those that are pleased and will certainly present themselves, that drive, and shove, and scramble, for preferment, are the males that typically divide the spoil and share it among them; they have the world at will and the ball at their foot. 2. It is upon all accounts better to take our lot with those whose condition is low, and their minds gave it, than to fancy and intend to make a figure and a bustle on the planet. Humility, though it must expose us to contempt in the world, yet while it advises us to the favour of God, qualifies us for his thoughtful sees, prepares us for his magnificence, secures us from many temptations, and maintains the peaceful and repose of our own souls, is much better than that high-spiritedness which, though it bring away the honour and wealth of the world, makes God a guy's opponent and the devil his master.
- Matthew Henry
Exactly what's more valuable than wisdom?