DIVINE BLESSING!

“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).

God gives you the worldly blessings and the Spiritual blessings. At the same time, as you have Him as your refuge He gives you the eternal blessings too.

Some people are of the wrong view that one cannot lead a life of holiness if he or she is blessed with prosperity. Their wrong perspective is that the poverty cleanses a person just as the precious metal gold undergoes cleansing. But in fact, Abraham, David and Job who were liked by God, were wealthy persons. God did not keep Joseph and Daniel in ordinary positions but elevated them as rulers of kingdoms.

Did not Job protect his holiness even though he possessed seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred bulls, five hundred donkeys and numerous servants?

Though satan had obtained the consent of God to deprive Job from all his wealth, at one point of time, God changed Job's captivity and gave him twice as much as he had before. As the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning, Job might have lived as a greater rich and wealthy person than before (Job 42:10-12).

If God had not liked the prosperity blessing, He might not have elevated Abraham to that extent and He would have left him to be poor as ever. Not only that. He would not have promised the children of Israel, the land of Canaan where milk and honey flow. He would not have asked them from the wilderness to protect their holiness.

Dear children of God, His will and liking are that you should prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. But you should know one thing very clearly. When God blesses you worldly and blesses you with prosperity, you should not place all your attention on it but you have to keep looking up to God who is behind all these blessings. When God gives you the days of property, donate liberally to the Lord's ministries. Remember the poor, orphans and the helpless people.

Many servants of God may approach you just as the birds go in search of the trees with fruits. Just as the cattle look out for a pool full of water, the poor may approach you for help. Help them wholeheartedly just as you give to God.

The Scripture says, “......the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things” (Genesis 24:1). “Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13:2). Dear children of God, God will also give you the days of prosperity.

To meditate: “The Lord has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great” (Genesis 24:35).