Proverbs 17:1

Let's take a look at Proverbs 17:1.  What does it say?  Well,  let's read it...  "Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife."

What does this verse mean to you?  Well, to me, it means simply that it is better to be poor and have peace in your house and your heart than to be rich and have strife in your house and your heart.  This is very true.  People that are very rich are usually thinking about all of their money.  But what does that block out?  It blocks out Yahweh.  Chances are, they'll forget to read the scriptures and prayer too, because they will just be thinking about all of their money and how to make more.

Do you see why it's better to be poor and have peace?  Rich people sometimes think that they don't need Yahweh anymore, because they have all their riches.  But that is not good.  If you're going to do that, you'd be better to be poor.  Don't you think you would be calling on Yahweh and depending on Him alot more if you just lived in a mud hut, and never knew where your next meal was going to come from?  See why it is "Better to have a dry crust with peace and quiet, than a house full of feasting with strife?"  That verse is so true, isn't it?

Let us not try to get rich.  Let us just stay poor, and if we have to, even go live in a mud hut, to help us remember to read our Scriptures and pray more often.  Alright?

Proverbs 17:1  --  Better a dry crust with peace and quiet, than a house full of feasting, with strife.

--L. E. Coover, age 11



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