Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding affluence, assets, belongings, bounty, capital, cash, copiousness, fortune, gold, goods, hoard, holdings, luxury, material profusion, possessions, property, riches, stocks and shares, treasure, wealth

(See also Prosperity)

  1. The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.

    Prov. 10:15 (read whole chapter)

  2. The blessing from the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.

    Prov. 10:22 (read whole chapter)

  3. Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.

    Prov. 11:4 (read whole chapter)

  4. A generous woman gains honor, and ruthless men seize wealth.

    Prov. 11:16 (read whole chapter)

  5. The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

    Prov. 11:28 (read whole chapter)

  6. The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.

    Prov. 12:11 (read whole chapter)

  7. There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.

    Prov. 13:7 (read whole chapter)

  8. Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.

    Prov. 13:11 (read whole chapter)

  9. Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant harvest is produced by strong oxen.

    Prov. 14:4 (read whole chapter)

  10. Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth and turmoil with it.

    Prov. 15:16 (read whole chapter)

  11. Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

    Prov. 17:1 (read whole chapter)

  12. The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.

    Prov. 18:11 (read whole chapter)

  13. A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.

    Prov. 18:23 (read whole chapter)

  14. Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.

    Prov. 19:4 (read whole chapter)

  15. A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.

    Prov. 22:1 (read whole chapter)

  16. Do not crave that ruler's delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
    Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.
    When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!

    Prov. 23:3-5 (read whole chapter)

  17. By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
    by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures.

    Prov. 24:3-4 (read whole chapter)

  18. A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.

    Prov. 28:6 (read whole chapter)

  19. A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.

    Prov. 28:11 (read whole chapter)

  20. The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, but whoever chases daydreams will have his fill of poverty.

    Prov. 28:19 (read whole chapter)

  21. Remove falsehood and lies far from me; do not give me poverty or riches, feed me with my allotted portion of bread,
    lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

    Prov. 30:8-9 (read whole chapter)


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