For the month of May, we will be Praying Through The Proverbs. Unlike a Bible study, we will simply pray a few key Scriptures each day. We’ll concentrate on how these verses apply to our individual lives, and ask God to reveal to us if there is anything specific we need to repent of or work on. Today we consider Chapter 30.*
Today’s verses are about being satisfied with just enough.
Key Verses in Chapter 30:
v.8-9 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the LORD?” Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the Name of my God.
The wise man asks the LORD to protect him from enemy lies that he needs more; he desires only God’s “just enough.” If he has too much, he may fall into the trap of self-sufficiency and question if he even needs God. And if he is reduced to poverty, he may be tempted to steal to have what he wants, or simply to eat…and come to believe God doesn’t care for him anymore.
Father God, I humbly enter this, my secret place, and acknowledge I am in the Presence of the One True God. Thank You for meeting me here. Forgive me so I can stand in Your Presence clean and holy.
You always provide just enough, Father. Thank You! I know sometimes I wish for more, but I trust You have blessed me with just what I need to live the life You purposed me for. Remove any desires that are not in line with Your will for my life. Grow in me a heart of gratitude for Your “just enough.”
Make me a good steward of my finances. I know that everything I have is a gift from You, so channel Your abundance through me in a manner that brings glory to Your Name. Give me wisdom to know how to spend, and how to save, and guide me in making wise choices in paying down my debt so that I may live more generously.
I pray these things in Jesus’ Name…