How Money Grows – Proverbs 13

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” Proverbs 13:11 NIV.

As a child I remember thinking that if I just had a little money it didn’t hurt if I spent it on just stuff. After all, I wasn’t losing anything of real value. But if I was given a larger amount I would stuff it away and make plans for a more serious purchase.

This proverb contradicts my immature thinking. Socking away small bits of money consistently makes it grow. See my post Consider the Ant. And every piece of money grows stronger when it’s managed with other money.

Hey, I’ve learned some wisdom – gather it little by little and make it grow. I like growing things!

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of the books "Jesus Talked to Me Today" and "Seeking His Presence," and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Junction City, Oregon. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has also written for Warner Press since 2016 and posts devotions on her blog at .


  1. The benefits of discipline – Proverbs 13

    13:18 –
    He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,
    But whoever heeds correction is honored.

    13:24 —
    He who spares the rod hates his son,
    But he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

    I’m through raising my children. I’ve done all I could do. They are all adults now and raising children of their own.

    This Grandma’s heart hates to see (and hear) those precious grandchildren hurting, disappointed, etc.

    BUT I love to see my children disciplining their children, teaching them what is good and acceptable and what is not!

    And I love watching those young ones learning those hard lessons and becoming the kind of people that others like being around!

    We like to think that since we’re all grown up now, we are past the discipline of our youth, but the truth is we still mess up and need the Lord’s discipline at times. I only hope that I always recognize that discipline for what it is, and quickly learn my lessons, repenting and bringing joy to the heart of my Father.

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