6 There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
Proverbs 15:6 (NLT)
The first part of the above verse is good news. If you are godly, you have treasure in your house. The question is, what does “godly” means? In order to benefit from the above verse, we must be godly. Before we can be godly, we must find out what it means.
Godly means be like God. In my previous articles, I have proven that every Christian was born into a new species, the species of god. This means our godliness does not depend on our acts but it comes with our new birth. If you are a Christian, you were born as a god. You are godly by birth. If you are not a Christian, then be one if you want to take advantage of the above verse.
The first part of the verse tells us that there is treasure in our house. If you happen to be a Christian and live in a big house filled with valuable items, you will have no problem identifying with this verse. What if you are a Christian who is living in poverty and in debt right now? You may not even own a house, let alone having treasures in it. Does this mean Proverbs 15:6 is not applicable to you? Do you think God has lied to you? If you are religious minded, you will say the term “treasure” in Proverbs 15:6 as spiritual treasures. Yet, Proverbs 15:6 has never tag “spiritual” to the word “treasure”. This means the “treasure” in Proverbs 15:6 means treasure. Adding the word “spiritual” to it is nothing more than heresy.
So, the question remains, does the existence of poor Christians invalidate the promises of prosperity from God? Has God become a liar as long as one Christian lives in poverty? The answer is no. God cannot lie. This universe was created by his words. If God lies, his words will become unreliable and consequently this universe will cease to exist. This tells us that it is “illegal” for Christians to be poor. If you happen to be a poor Christian, this is good news for you. You may be able to see only poverty around you but in God’s mind, you have not only a house, this house is filled with treasure. The only choice you have to make is between trusting in your situation or trusting in the Word Of God.
Should you choose to continue to trust in your situation, nothing will change in your life. You will continue to be poor. However, should you choose to trust in God despite the circumstance, you are on you way toward great prosperity because God has promised that there is treasure in your house. This means you will have to take God’s words seriously. Start reading the Bible, praying, confessing his words, listening to faith messages and obey what God wants you to do. All these will increase your faith. Soon, you will be able to see the treasure in you house because you believed.
The second part of Proverbs 15:6 tells us that the earnings of the wicked bring trouble. There are many wicked people who earn a lot of money. However, their earnings will cause more harms than good in their lives. Why is that so? Let us look at the definition of the term “wicked”. If “godly” means be like God, then “wicked” must be the opposite of God. God is a rich person. If you are godly, you are rich. However, if you are wicked (which also means anti-godly) you must be the opposite of rich, means poor. Poverty is the nature of the wicked, just like abundance is the nature of the godly.
Therefore, a wicked man who has riches is against the law of nature. When you go against the law of nature, you will get hurt. This is why the second part of Proverbs 15:6 tells us that the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
In conclusion, if you want to be rich, be godly and avoid wickedness.