The true wealth: One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth
The book of proverbs with his famous wisdom teaches us what the true wealth consists of; and that wealth is not in our material possessions like money or the land, but in who we are as persons, in our mentality. The science of wisdom teaches us to search for the essence and the background of the things that lie behind appearances. The book of proverbs in a paradoxical way tells us: "One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth" Proverbs 13:7.
And there are many examples of this, David was a humble shepherd but because of his fear of God (constancy, firmness, devotion, equanimity), he was rich before the Lord, and thus he became a brave king of Israel and his exploits are recounted to this day, more than two thousand years later.
But just as there were people who did due to their intelligence a lot with little, there were also some who, having a lot, ended up with nothing; material possessions can be deceptive and a double-edged sword, because many people due to the riches become extremely proud and arrogant: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" Proverbs 16:18.
The Sacred Scriptures with his wisdom invite us to seek the true goods that are the spiritual goods, like wisdom, mercy (compassion, gentleness, kindness), or the fear of God, the spiritual wealth (edifying mentality) is the basis of everything, because with it we make assertive decisions; and as Tobit taught his son: "Do not fear, son, that we have lived in poverty. You will have great wealth, if you fear God, avoid all sin, and do what is good before the Lord your God" Tobit 4:21.
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