Josh Philpot

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Riches, Honor, and Life

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In 1 Kings 3:13-14, God offers Solomon riches, honor, and long life, although the latter is conditional upon Solomon’s obedience to God’s law:

I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.

These three benefits are in Lady Wisdom’s hands in Proverbs 3:16 (“Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.”), and are the “rewards for humility” in Proverbs 22:4 (“The reward for humility and fear of the Yhwh is riches and honor and life.”).

In Christ, the results of a wise life are “riches” in heaven (Matt 6:19-20), “honor” in believing (1 Pet 2:7), and “eternal life” (John 3:36).

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Written by Josh Philpot

December 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Old Testament, Theology

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