Proverbs 19:4 Rich Friend, Poor Friend

How many times did I want to participate in a group activity but could not because I could not afford it? Many of my friends were going, but I had to stay behind.

There was once a girl. At the time, I thought she was the one (Apropos, she was not). When she moved across the state, I did not have the means to visit as often as I wished. In time, she went her way. And years later, I finally did find the right one.

Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

Proverbs 19:4

Instead of building wealth back then, I developed poor spending habits. I increased my debt, and consequently, my way of life suffered. I bought now and found myself paying what seemed like forever. No wonder my social life was not enviable.

“What is the proper limit to wealth?” Seneca asked, “It is, first, to have what is necessary, and second, to have what is enough.” The line may sometimes seem murky. Too much is not necessary; not enough is undesirable.