“Humility is the fear of the Lord;
its wages are riches and honor and life.”
“12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
The wages of humility are riches and honor and life. But not here in this world, not where it’ll get eaten by moths or rust away, but in heaven.
Paul learned to be content here on earth. How about you?
Riches and honor and life are not what we accumulate here on earth – fleeting, given by man, easily taken back by a harsh word or “the bank”. All those things we don’t take with us, they get left here. It’s what we put in our storehouse that brings us these things in that life that will last forever, for eternity.
We can do this through the one who gives us strength, only Him.
Take these worldly things with you? They don’t fit on the last train out of town.