Scripture for the day is Proverbs 13:11, 21:20

Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle,
    but those who gather little by little will increase it.

Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise,
    but the fool devours it.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, save me – and those I know and love – from prosperity, and especially sudden success or fame. What our society covets, your Word warns against. Let those among your people, who come by your Providence into more riches and power than the rest, receive a due sense of their heightened responsibility as servants before you. Amen.