FamilyLife Blended® with Ron L. Deal

Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches (Proverbs 30)

May 21, 2018

Have you ever prayed for poverty? Well, neither should you pray for riches.


Twice before I left home I was encouraged by the news to play the Mega Ball Jackpot. Get rich quick! But maybe wealth is not a good idea. The writer of Proverbs 30 insightfully prays that he not live in poverty or riches. “Being poor might lead to stealing,” he says; “being rich to being self-sufficient and not needing God. Just give me the food I need,” he says. Put away the fantasy of being rich and focus on trusting God as your provider—giving what is needed—what you probably already have.

References: Proverbs 30

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Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron voices the FamilyLife Blended short feature and is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the countryRon and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

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