Proverbs 13:11- Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. (English Standard Version)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Our success is not contingent upon what is gained, but rather on what is kept. Our success is not contingent on what is accumulated, but rather on what is shared. Our success is not contingent on what is on earth, but rather on what is above. Hence, may we continue living with patience knowing that our success is a labor of love/pain, which does not come free. In fact, Eliezer who sought out a wife for Isaac “brought out silver, gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave to her brother and mother costly ornaments” (Genesis 24:53). Thus, if we bear the concept that everything in life has a cost, whether it be our money, time, or emotion, we begin to realize that our lives “were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20). So, may we honor that great sacrifice with patience and care, in order to build up wealth that will leave us eternally successful for a lifetime.
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture. Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.