When Money Fails

I’ve been lamenting lately the power of money over my life. We don’t think about it so much when we have it, but when there’s a shortage, we realize how much are slaves to those little green pieces of paper.

Well have limited control over how much money we earn. Although some live on the inheritance of others, most of us struggle to survive on what we can come up with through our own hard work.

This verse says that money is a protection. Saving up three month’s wages for an emergency is a goal many people have, myself included. However, it can be scary when there’s never enough to pay all the bills, much less save up. We tend to feel unprotected, worried, and afraid.

But this verse introduces us to wisdom…something can pursue wholeheartedly without limitations. We find out that wisdom is an even better protection than money.

Once you have wisdom, it’s harder to lose. When you use it, instead of reducing your supply, it grows stronger and increases in power. Best of all…it can save your life.

Ecclesiastes 7:12New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Wisdom and money can get you almost anything,

but only wisdom can save your life.

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Dollar Commanders

I find it so appallin”

That they’re rulin’ my life,

Dictatin’ my decisions

And causin’ me strife.

Who gave em’ this power,

To choose all my meals,

And put me in places

Where I depend on “good deals”?

They ride in my pocket

Folded up tight,

But they’re takin’ me everywhere…

Never let me out of sight.

They command me to do

Things I’mm loathe to endure

‘Cause they’ve got me dependent,

Only with them is my future sure.

I need these”bucks”

Can’t survive without…

If I could only plant em’

And watch ’em sprout!

Pompous, filthy papers,

Tired of em’ bossin’ me ’round

But I can’t be without ’em,

At least no way’s been found.