Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth and turmoil with it. Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hatred.

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,Than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,Than a fatted calf with hatred.

Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.


Anchor your faith in the Lord, whatever your financial situation. Jesus told the disciples, “I have food of which you do not know. My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish the work.” (John 4:31-34) Jesus’ focus was on His Father’s will. This was really the food He needed because there was great depth and trust to that effort. There is a lesson to the disciples in the undertone of this message, and that message is for us today as well. That message is the heart of Matthew 6, “Seek first His kingdom, and all these things will be given to you as well.”