Series: (Not So) Common Sense: Committed to Wise Living
Generosity to the Poor
October 21, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Proverbs 14:31
We might think wisdom is about frugality, but spiritual wisdom also includes generosity. It’s foolish to throw away your money, but it’s wise to give away your money.
The book of Proverbs teaches that if you live an upright, righteous, and wise life, things tend to work out well for you. So it is very easy to think the proverbs are simply teaching us to live well because it is “practical” to do so. But from the beginning to the end, the message is that we should live well because it is pleasing to the Lord. The fear of the Lord must be the driving factor behind wise living.