Reflection: Proverbs 11:4

In 2021, Our Given Purpose: Bible Study and Daily Devotional extended Christian Mommas a collaboration opportunity. The opportunity was taken with delight to continue advancing God’s kingdom through written words. Collaborating with fellow believers often provides the encouragement we all need to keep walking in our God-given purpose. Here is an excerpt from this month’s contribution:

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4 (NIV)

I love that this scripture does not simply say “wealth is worthless.” The truth is that wealth is not worthless because God gives us the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). Wealth is an essential tool for meeting the needs of others. However, wealth without righteousness is worthless. Wealth cannot give eternal life.

Righteousness means right-standing and right-walking with God.

It means doing what’s right according to God’s Word (Acts 10:35).

Proverbs 11:4 calls us to live eternity-conscious because the things we possess in this world will not save us. Our deliverance from death- eternal torment (Revelation 21:8) and separation from the presence of God is only possible when we possess the God who empowers us to live in right-standing with him.
It is easy to become distracted in this day and age where we celebrate wealth than virtue. We must keep Proverbs 11:4 in mind and let it guide our financial decisions.

Here’s a helpful tip: Consider printing or writing out what’s written in Proverbs 11:4 and place it in your workspace.


If today was your last day on earth, do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure you will make it to heaven? If you are not sure, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ. Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.

Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen

Welcome to God’s family!

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  1. Just studied Matthew 6:21 this morning, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
    Goes right along with your post! Such an encouragement to reframe our thoughts when we begin to feel a desire for the things of this world. Pinterest can sometimes be my worst enemy, leaving me with lust for earthly materials. Thank God for His words of truth to keep me inline; I know I’m not alone in this either!😅