All quotes are from The Art of Living Well, by DR Robert Jeffres at One Place
Thousands of years ago the wisest, wealthiest, and most powerful man of his day compiled a book of pithy and practical insights for living well. Solomon's timeless book of Proverbs provides nuggets of wisdom that are guaranteed to bring success in every area of life...
1. The focus of Proverbs is this life, not the next one.
You can read the entire book of Proverbs without ever learning how to pray, how to share your faith, or how to go to heaven after you die. The emphasis in Proverbs is not the hereafter, but the here and now. God is vitally interested in your success today as well as in eternity...
2. The measure of living well is not money.
Yes, the book of Proverbs has a great deal to say about earning, saving, spending, and investing money. I believe one reason many people are not prospering financially is because they fail to follow God's timeless wisdom about money...
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? (Luke 9:25)
3. Living well does not exempt us from problems.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
4. The purpose of living well is to glorify God.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)
5 "See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it.
6 "So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'
7 "For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?(Deuteronomy 4:5-7)
God wants your life to be a demonstration of the benefits of living well. When you follow His wisdom for setting worthwhile goals, handling money, rearing children, and building a strong marriage, it is a win-win situation: You receive the benefits, and God receives the glory! As John Piper has said, "We most glorify God when we are most satisfied in Him."