Richly Blessed… “A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 28:20
A profound peace comes from knowing your Savior is ever present. He sees you faithfully serving out of your comfort zone and He is quick to comfort you. Like Nehemiah, in the middle of your test, He can convert a curse into a blessing, “Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing” (Nehemiah 13:2b). Faithfulness gives you a foothold with God. “Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken” (Psalm 21:6-7).
People want to be around humility and honesty. This air of dependency on the Lord blesses others who in return want to be a blessing to you. Thus, our focus is to remain faithful at “being” a Christian and let our “doing” flow from this foundation of faith. He blesses you richly so you can bless others abundantly. In the same way He instructed Abraham, “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).
The blessings of heaven are bountiful with no chance of ever running out. The Lord is the initiator and sustainer of blessings, so seek Him with all your heart. Seek Him to be blessed, and in return to be a blessing to others. Am I in a position to be blessed by God? Can He trust me with His blessings knowing I will steward them with gratitude and generosity? “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
February 24, 2021
“The best way to help others is for our love to be wedded to their dignity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 24, 2021 In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, [...]
February 23, 2021
“Ask for help, trust Him, and listen.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 23, 2021 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17 I can be a [...]
February 22, 2021
“When we pray for people who are hard to love, it becomes hard not to love them!” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 22, 2021 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his [...]