“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he added no sorrow with it” Proverbs 10:22.
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich. True riches comes as the product of God’s blessings. Prov. 10:22 reveals to us that there is a wholesome type of riches; it is riches without sorrow and it as a result of God’s blessing. It is void of grief and all kind of discomfort.
The same way Joshua 1:8 tells us that there is such as “good success”, our opening text also tells us of a good type of riches. It is the true riches from heaven. This “true riches” has been given to every believer, It is what flows from God to us as blessings and inheritance. God hasn’t called us into a wealthy place that is full of chaos and unrest, rather, He has brought us into a place of rest with all kinds of blessings and spiritual endowment (true riches).
Ephesians 1:3 says; “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. In the Amplified version, it reads thus; “… Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm”. It means God has channeled to us every blessing in the heavenly realm through the Holy Spirit. Isn’t this awesome? This is true wealth; a wholesome kind, full of Heaven’s virtues and glory and free from the corruption of this world.
All we have been given in the way of providence has God’s blessing in it, and will do us good. Cares, troubles, and difficulties come with all ‘property’ not acquired in this way; but God’s blessing gives fulfillment and joy, and levies no tax upon the comfort. It gives peace and rest. I’ve learnt over time that whatever “blessing” that is coupled with unrest and sorrow is not of God. Although, oftentimes blessings for God may leads us to some trying moment, but this only works to build our faith and patience and not to cause sorrow and discomfort.
True riches is not having abundance only, but having it and no sorrow with it, no disquieting care to get and keep it, no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment of it, no tormenting grief for the loss of it, no guilt contracted by the abuse of it – to have it and to have a heart to take the comfort of it, to do good with it and to serve God with joyfulness and gladness of heart in the use of it. Whatever comes from God is good and perfect! (James 1:17).
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