Source of blessings: Verse of the Day


‭Genesis 14:18-24 NKJV‬
[18] Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. [19] And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; [20] And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. [21] Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” [22] But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, [23] that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’— [24] except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.”

Blessed people are sensitive to the sources of their blessings. They are not greedy and grabbing for money and riches, but are consistently faithful to God with their tithes, like father Abram. Abram didn’t want to share the glory of what God was doing in his life with the King of Sodom, a mere man. Blessed people are that faithful to God.

God knows how and when to bless His children. He is faithful and He will never fail. Even though things may be delayed, be patient and work faithfully, close to Him. Even though His promises may seem to be delayed, wait patiently and trustingly for Him. He will bring it to pass. There is an appointed time for God’s word to be fulfilled in your life.

‭Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV‬
[2] Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. [3] For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

As children of God, we must never be greedy and hasty in using trickery in grabbing for money. Not every money and material riches are a blessing from God. We must learn from our father Abraham and from what happened to Gehazi when he lied to enrich himself (2 kings 5). Yes, he was cursed with leprosy and his descendants after him.

Friends, the God who has called us into His blessings, delights in our prosperity. Yes, all of us can prosper in life and yet not at the expense of each other. Let us not be greedy and hasty in grabbing for money, nor be envious of each other. Our God has called us all into His blessings to make us rich without sorrow. Let’s be grateful and faithful to Him, loving to each other, so that His light will shine through us to all.


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