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Proverbs 21:17

Those who love pleasure become poor; those who love wine and luxury will never be rich.

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Reflective Thinking

When reflecting on this verse it’s important to pay attention to the word love. Pleasure, wine, and luxury can be all good things. It’s the love of those things that get’s us into trouble. When we love the wrong things we make unwise decisions that hurt us and those around us.

Action Idea

Here are a few things that are good to love: Love God. Love righteousness. Love wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Love those things… and you’ll be able to enjoy most of the other things without fear of loving the wrong things.