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?
December 5, 2023
“Agree with God, He will never lead you astray.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 5, 2023 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8 When I was [...]
December 4, 2023
“The promises of God grow and flourish best in a humble, loving, and obedient heart.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 4, 2023 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat [...]
December 3, 2023
“Wherever you are there God is.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 3, 2023 But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built! 2 Chronicles 6:18 When I was entering college, like most young [...]