What price do we put on success? What price will we pay for success? How do we measure it? Sometimes our worldly temporal view is clouded and shaped by the society we live in. Our worldview is influenced by the saturation of our cultural norms.
We live in a consumerist society, there is no escaping the western worldview that more is better; here is the shiny new thing you didn’t know about yesterday, but now need today.
In this proverb it seemingly goes to extremes, at least from our Western perspective. Quietness is valued over plenty of food, as is peace, or more correctly ‘lack of strife’.
It speaks to Godly priorities that don’t match our worldly ones. When our priorities are wrong and we chase after more, it is our relationships, peace and tranquility that suffer. These are more highly prized by God than abundance, or even, dare I say, sufficiency.
Quick Prayer: Thank you for your provision Lord, help me to keep my priorities in perspective. Amen.