Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wealth And Wisdom

I read a quote by Hans Selye today from Success University which really got me thinking. And I'd like to share with you: "A clear distinction must be made between our final aims - the ultimate achievements that give purpose to life - and the means through which we hope to attain them. For example, money is never a final aim; it has no value in itself. It can only act as a means, helping us to reach some ultimate goal which, to us, has inherent value.

I think Hans Selye is right. Although wealth may come to some people in fortuitous ways, this is the exception not the rule. Many people think of wealth as simply an abundance of money or possesions, but wealth can come in many different forms. The Book of Proverbs in the Scripture is very clear that wealth is connected with wisdom (but if there was a choice, I'd choose wisdom over wealth anyday). In fact, Solomon tells us that wealth is one of the side products of wise living. Once wealth is acquired, wisdom will help us use it generously and prudently. If our thinking is right and our motive pure and our conscience clear, then the building of wealth becomes a joyful journey.

4 comments:

Pia said...

hi kitty. i'm quite busy nowadays but i'll check out the link further in the coming days. thanks for thinking of me.

hope you had a wonderful start this 2008.

audrey` said...

Health, wisdom and happiness are true wealth =)

Thank you, Lord, for blessing us everyday =)

Kitty Cheng said...

You're welcome Pia. Feel free to check out the SU link anytime in the coming days. Hope 2008 bring you much peace and joy.

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, yes amen! Praise God for health, wisdom and happiness.