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?
May 17, 2021
“Remind yourself to look for Jesus with eyes of faith, as He may be speaking through others in your life with their words of wisdom.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 17, 2021 That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they [...]
May 16, 2021
“Passing your test of integrity will prosper you with the true riches of your loving relationship with God and others.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 16, 2021 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that [...]
May 15, 2021
“A generous spirit is a decision of the will, not a fleeting emotion of the heart.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 15, 2021 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless [...]