Proverbs 10:22 NLT - "The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it."
The blessings of the Lord have little to do with monetary wealth. We look at His blessings and find their value far exceeds whatever this world can offer. God, who has all riches, doesn't seem to put much emphasis on what we call "valuable." Our money usually has a lot of stress attached to it! We work ever so hard to accumulate wealth, then we worry ever so hard to keep that wealth, and we sicken so quickly when that wealth is gone! The world's wealth has little to do with seeking God's blessing! With gold and silver comes sorrow and heartache.
But with the blessings God gives comes joy, peace, satisfaction, and a desire to be generous with what He's placed in our lives. Where the world suffers sorrow, the believer enjoys gladness and delight. You see, God's blessings do make a person rich, rich in what money can't buy: a good name, a peaceful heart, a great eternal outlook, friendships and relationships that bring even greater joy!
How often do you find yourself craving for this world's "dreams?" Abandon that. Remember what John said in 1 John 2:17 NLT, "And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:3 that God has blessed us "with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places." Just the thought of that causes sorrow to melt away.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
Follow our Facebook page for all our latest news, events and happenings.
Mt Ephraim Baptist Church | 25 S. Black Horse Pike | Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059
Senior Pastor, Stephen A. Eckardt | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 856.981.7288