For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it. Proverb: 10:22
Blessing of the Lord not only makes one wealthy but also makes him rich in the Lord so that he can enjoy peace and joy which comes from the Lord.
The word says that if we seek the Lord first, all other things that we need for our lives will also be added unto us. Jesus talks about The Parable of the Rich Fool; a man who thought he could have peace and joy by building bigger barns because he had a bumper harvest and he wanted to accumulate as much surplus grain as he could. He was planning his future thinking that if he could have plenty of grain laid up for many years he could take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.
But Jesus called him a fool. And said; “ This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” Luke 12:20
Lesson for us this morning is that we do not have to toil for our riches or place our trust in it. Our provision comes to us from God as a blessing to enjoy. The greatest wealth that we have is to know Him and have his peace to enjoy what He gives us, Therefore let us not have our hearts set upon the treasures of this earth that will be gone in the twinkling of an eyelid but build our heavenly riches on Christ the solid rock.
Dear Lord I thank you that I can come to you morning by morning and call you Abba Father and to know that I have your peace and Joy and which are the riches of your favour. May I serve you and use my talents to build Your kingdom. Amen
Theo & Manju