Sep 3, 2011


Life is not measured by how much you own (Luke 12:15) (NLT).
Bible says, Blessing of the Lord brings wealth and God never adds trouble to it (Proverbs 10:22). What kind of blessings that Bible speaking here? Is it the possessions that we have while we live in this world? Is it the riches that we have got over here? No, Bible speaks about the riches that we get in the life to come. Does God against having money? No, but God is against the love of money, for Apostle Paul says love of money is the cause of all sin (1 Timothy 6:10). For love of money, people rob others, kill others, even they rob the house of God, and do everything against God. God said “Good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).
In the world the people measure a man’s life with how much he owns, which is wrong in the sight of God. They think that, more we own, more we are loved by God, but The Bible proves it is wrong understanding of the people. When we see, God said “Jacob I loved, Esau I hated (Romans 9:13), it doesn't mean that God is partial in this case, but God will show mercy on whom He shows mercy. It is spiritual blessing, but not carnal blessing. The same Esau, when Jacob sent gifts to him, said to Jacob, “I already have plenty my brother” (Genesis 33:9). How Esau got this plenty? God makes people rich, but when God said blessing it applies to the spiritual blessing. Apostle John says, God so loved the world and sent His beloved son into the world. But why? He loved the world so He wants the world to get saved and get into the eternal life (John 3:16).
Years ago, when I was struggling for life, a so called woman of God questioned me, where are the blessings of God in your life? What are the possessions you have if you have blessings of God? And she compared me with others. In her understanding blessed is the one who is having the great wealth in this world. But if a thief robs a house and got a great wealth and possess every kind of things of this world, does it mean that the thief is so blessed and loved by God? Job says, trusting in gold, rejoicing over the great wealth is considered as sins to be judged (Job 31:24-28). A man should be considered by the blessings of God in his life, but not by the worldly wealth. Many Christian marriages are broken because they lack this understanding that we cannot have anything if it is not given by God (John 3:27), and whatever we receive from Him, it is the perfect and good (James 1:17). When we look at the people outside they have great wealth so the troubles arises in us (Psalm 73), but as Christians we should ask God for the daily bread. We should work hard to provide purses in heaven (Luke 12:33).
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