Spiritual Prosperity

A devotion on Proverbs 15:6

In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
–Proverbs 15:6

In today’s proverb, Solomon shares with his son a study in spiritual “cause and effect.”

He posits that a family’s present state is indicative of its spiritual lineage. A righteous person’s home will be filled with treasure which may or may not be in the form of material wealth. Health, peace, contentment, stability, love among family members — all are treasures that money cannot purchase.

On the other hand, a man’s sinful choices and the consequences of those choices can reach far beyond his own self and permeate into his immediate household.

The Second Commandment warns that God shall visit [punish] “the iniquity [sin] of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation” (Exodus 20:5). The choices we make regarding such things as honesty, faithfulness, health, and financial responsibility can and will affect future generations of our family.

Solomon says the household of the righteous enjoys the blessings of God, but the wicked fall into trouble. When we live righteously and recognize God’s blessings for what they are, we can enjoy unparalleled spiritual prosperity.

Prayer

Heavenly God, Thank You for Your blessings. I treasure them. Please help me to pass down righteousness and the prosperity that comes from You to those I love. In Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

With what treasures has God gifted me lately? How can I pass these treasures on to my loved ones?