So, What did the mother sheep say to her son each time he left the house? You got it, Son, Ewes (use) good judgement! Ho , ho . Talk about a play on words, oh.
Prov. 30:7-9 "Two things I request of you (Deprive me not before I die): Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches--Feed me with the food allotted to me; Lest I be full and deny you, And say. "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God."
The writer seems to recognize the dilemma of mankind.
To become so wealthy to the point that this power takes over his life & rather than depend on God
To become so influenced by the worldly system that he speaks falsely, he places his trust in the
Did you notice the inference: the importance of keeping our physical world in surrender to our spiritual life.
The ultimate outcome will be that our lives will remain focused on the worthwhile, eternal, views of our lives. The enemy can easily turn our interests to our present world, to that extent that we lose focus on the eternal world. Then we begin to major on the minors, taking our eyes off of the future, the truely important thoughts, and actions.
It is so easy to be drawn to extremes, poverty over riches & truth over errors. If we fall into either of these extremes, we are tempted to become independent of God & His ways. To walk away from the true vital issues of life. Dependency on God & trust in His truths. Both of these ways will leave life without any true fulfillment.
Moses recognized this tendency so much that he warned Israel from allowing their success to deter them from obeying God & following in His ways. Look at Deut. 8:11-20; here he warns them to recognize the warning signs;
Deut. 10:15 remember our success is the result of God's blessings on us, not our personal intelligence
Deut. 18:11 steer away from the evils of the godless world around us by not falling into their foolishness
In his question "Who is the Lord?" Or in other words, Who is the almighty, that I should serve Him?
Job spoke of those sorts of temptations that man can fall into in Job 21:14-16
Jesus taught of that when He told the story of the fool; who when successful turned to himself for his
gains, rather than thankfully being guided by thanksgiving to God
His fear was that he become profane before God. Just look around us, that tendency is seen there.
Rather than recognizing the all powerful God to be in control, we are attempting to control our world to
protect what the God of the universe, created. (Global climate change)
It seems to be the natural temptation of mankind, once he achieves some level of success to rather than
reflect on our precious Savior, but to instead; to rather focus on the protection of that success. Missing
somehow, that the success came from our wonderful Lord not as a result of our own efforts.
So Go With God for He is the provider, the giver of all of life. He wants to care for us, to guide us, to bless us with His presence. So just rest in Him for He cares for you. He loves you my dear one, He is on the ready to meet you right where you are.