May 31 “The danger in wealth and education”

Is there a danger in wealth and education? Can the very blessings of God hinder someone’s relationship with God? What can we learn from the life of Solomon?

danger in wealth and education

Today’s Readings:
1 Kings 9 & 10
Psalm 69.1-4
Proverbs 17.18-22
John 11.30-57

1 Kings 9 & 10:

Solomon’s great wealth and wisdom

Can you imagine a time in history when the blessings of God were so great that silver was accounted for nothing? The gold that was given and paid to Solomon was measured in “talents.” A talent was 100 pounds and would probably be worth over $5,000,000.00 today.

And it wasn’t just the monetary blessings, but the blessings of wisdom—so much so—that the Queen of Sheba would travel 1200 miles at a time when there were no jets, no trains, not even cars, only camels, horses and carts—just to see if it was true! Continue reading