Proverbs 15:16-17

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.
Proverbs 15:16-17

So much about living the Christian life is about proper perspective. When our eyes are opened to the truths of the Lord and we see things for how they are, we are overjoyed that Jesus saved us. However, being attached to this body of flesh, we still have desires that have to be bridled because it’s easy for our flesh to increase unhealthy desire for the things of this world.

In this proverb, we are reminded of what brings greater value to the quality of life we have on this earth. It’s far better to know Jesus than to have a ton of money and possessions that usually end up causing more strife than life. It is better to eat a can of beans with people you love than to enjoy the finest of foods with people who can’t stand you.

It’s all about perspective and what we learn in the New Testament is that Jesus gives us everything we need to fill our souls with things that bring joy and eternal blessing. Yes, there are some very nice things in this world, but all of that stuff always lets you down and doesn’t feed your soul.

Totally satisfied with Jesus,

Pastor Jason Witt