I was rich and I didn’t even know it!

Proverbs 13:7 says “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” I was watching a sermon by S.M Davis last night about relationships. He said something to me that was so awesome that I just had to share it with you all. He told me that the relationships of life are as valuable as silver and gold and should be treated as such. I was really surprised!! I had always valued my relationships with family, friends, etc., but I never thought of them as valuable as silver and gold.

The preacher asked a very interesting question, “Would there be less quarrels and fights in this world if people valued there relationships a little more?” Absolutely. Would you sit on the edge of a canyon and hold a piece of gold in your hand, flipping it from one hand to the other? Well, that’s exactly what we are doing when see the friendships and relationships of our lives as less valuable than what they really are. The more your treat your friendships like ordinary, everyday things, it is like tossing that piece of gold higher and higher into the air.

The scripture that I quoted above is so fitting to my former mindset. I saw my friendships common, everyday parts of life. They are not. I was rich and I really didn’t know it. I am writing this post to encourage you not to do what I did. How you view your relationships will change how you treat them. Hold them tight and treasure them. They are priceless. Treat your friendships like a commitment, always wanting to improve them, always wanting them to be better.

Before I sign off I would like to remind you [and me] of one more thing. The most priceless and valuable relationship you can have is that with Jesus Christ. A preacher said once that if your relationship with God is weak, that is not God’s fault. Do you treat your relationship with Christ as more valuable than gold? He is the best friend that we can have.

I don’t want you to make the same mistake that I did. Many people are rich and do not know it. Treat the friendships and relationships of life like silver and gold because the joy of life is the relationships of life.

By his grace and for his glory.