Rich or Poor by Sherry Chamblee

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I was talking to one of my kids the other day, and she mentioned that a famous celebrity we knew of just loved a certain well-known fast food restaurant. She’d eat there all day if she could.

We started talking about how that sounded so odd, because this celebrity could afford to eat only the finest foods all day every day, far better than we can eat most of the time. She can afford the nicest restaurants, the most expensive dinner plates, and probably has shoppers and chefs who prepare meals for her with only the best ingredients.

Yet she prefers the $3.69 cheeseburger and fries meal? This is odd to us.

But it made us think.

Isn’t that how we are with God’s grace and provision? Isn’t that how we are with God’s Bible?

As Christians, we have God’s perfect wondrous grace available to us 24/7. We can call upon Him at any time to guide us, comfort us, feed us.

Yet so often we go to the cheap substitutes that the world has to offer.

We get advice from one-liner memes on Facebook, or the world’s philosophers. We search for comfort and distraction through TV shows or mundane worldly pursuits – shopping, reading trashy books, or throwing all our energies into a job that is only there to pay the bills.

We treat the Bible like it’s a nice little book sitting on our shelf, and we maybe take a verse or two to heart, but we don’t really delve into it – study it like it’s our lifeline, grip it like it’s our rock in a stormy sea, read it like it’s from a trusted Guide and Savior who can lead us into all truth.

We’re anemic Christians these days, because we spend so much of our time feasting at the cheap fast food place on the corner rather than the 5-star gourmet restaurant that God has provided for us – free of charge.

Dwell on the good stuff. Feed from the plate that God provides.

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

About the Author:

Sherry Chamblee

Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.

Sherry Chamblee can be found at Or check out her books at

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