Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry

Bible Teaching Ministry

Online Study
Bible Teacher

Verse by VerseTeaching  
First Samuel  
Second Samuel  
First Kings  
Second Kings  
Second Chronicles  
First Corinthians  
Second Corinthians  
First Thessalonians  
Second Thessalonians  
First Timothy  
Second Timothy  
First Peter  
Second Peter  
First John  
Second John  
Third John  
Topical Teaching:  
Framework Bible School  
Bible School 2004  
Bible School 2012-2014  
30 Questions  
Mystery of the Church  
Defending the Faith  
The Nephilim  
Wake Up, Church!  
Basics for Living  
Basic Doctrine  
End Times (Eschatology) Basics  
Eternal Rewards  
Politacal Platform of Lord  
Rebuking Reform Doctrine  

Bible Teaching, Bible Study, Teaching, Verses, Sermons, online, mp3, classesA Bible Teaching Ministry of Galyn Wiemers

Daily Devotions, Evening and Morning Devotional


Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

July 3 - Evening

"The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,
but poverty is the ruin of the poor."

- Proverbs 10:15

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Fortified City of Wealth    

Proverbs 10:15 holds forth a basic truth for the believer in every age: Money gives a man security and confidence in this age, while lack of resources makes a man vulnerable. Say what you want about trusting God for your provisions and the evilness of the “love of money”, but be advised before you speak, that the same God you trust and claim to obey, has advised us here and commands us in other places to gain, manage and use our wealth.

Indeed, Proverbs 10:16, the Proverb that follows, warns that money gained in wickedness carries with it a punishment, but even then it tells us, “the wages of the righteous bring them life.”

"The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death."
- Proverbs 10:16

A man with financial resources is not as easily devastated by daily problems and common misfortunes. While something as minor as a flat tire, a leaking roof or a routine hospital bill can crush a poorer man financially, emotionally, socially and even morally. The temptation (or, the perceived need) to turn to illegal and immoral activity to meet daily financial requirements are more enticing to a man in need of money. But, the wealth of a rich man can be a moral fortification against the temptation to turn to immoral activity.

This proverb remains true even when we read Paul’s words of advice to Timothy for the believers in Ephesus in 1 Timothy 6:9-10. The problem is not with the wealth, but with the man's heart. In
Proverbs 10:16 both the "righteous" and the "wicked" were making money ("wages" and "earnings"), the difference was their heart and behavior. The same is true of Paul's words to Timothy. It is not the rich who are wrong, it is those with a "love of money" and people "eager for money" that "fall into temptation." Poor people can have "love of money" and be so "eager for money" that they are the ones who "fall into temptation" trying to get money. Once again, a "the wealth of the rich is their fortified city" that protects them from these same temptations that attrack any man who loves money and is eager for money. Paul writes in 1 Timothy 6:9-10:

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Even though we agree with Paul’s words, we can be sure that Paul agreed with Wisdom, “Poverty is the ruin of the poor.” There is no honor in being poor. The Word of God tells us that wealth is a fortified city that is able to protect the owner in good and bad times. The wealth of the rich can also provide for others who are in need.
  Christian Quote from Church History

"It is a sad state indeed when we are more grieved by the afternoon traffic than by our own sin against the God of the universe."



Something to Ponder??

Docetism was a Christological Heresy from 110 AD that held to the conviction that Jesus was God, but not human. They believed that Jesus had only appeared to be human. The word “Docetism” comes from the Greek word dokesis which means “to seem.” Ignatius warns the church of Smyrna of the danger of this in 117 AD in one of his letters.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

The city of Ephesus and several of the sites referred
to in the Book of Acts
have been excavated.
(See photos and details
and HERE.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

I will be more diligent with my finances.
I will seek financial advice and financial management skills.
I will develop a budget.

  "My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment,
do not let them out of your sight...Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble."

- Proverbs 3:21, 23
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Jeremiah 19 2 Kings 7-8
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Relationships at

Avoid self-righteous attitudes

Government Reform

Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
A Crusader Fortress or Citadel in Sepphoris

Five cycles of discipline for the United States of America

Five cycles of discipline faced by the
United States of America.
(Book details here.)

A Crusader fortress/citadel in Sepphoris.
(Details here and here.)
(click on image for larger size)  
Details and Explanation of Sets & Reps Devotional System Here Make a donation to support Generation Word Bible Teaching Ministry
Reps & Sets is a daily Bible devotional for Christians from Generation Word Bible Teaching used each morning and evening.

  © 2005 Generation Word  
Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry