Feb. 3, 2022

Power to get wealth

Power to get wealth
Deuteronomy 8:18
But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Remember the Lord your God! He’s the one who gives you the strength to be prosperous in order to establish the covenant he made with your ancestors—and that’s how things stand right now.

Let us reflect this morning on the verse above. The previous verse says Don’t think to yourself, My own strength and abilities have produced all this prosperity for me. The passage verses 10-18 from deuteronomy 8 talk about how the Lord led his people out of slavery and into a land flowing with milk and honey. The Lord protected  the people of God through their journey through the wilderness. History repeats itself in our lives. The circumstances we face in our journey through this life can only be handled if we are under his wing of protection. Once we have come victorious through this trial we can say that it was the Lord who brought us through. Deuteronomy 26:8 And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great fearsomeness, and with signs and with wonders; The journey of the Israelites can be an analogy of our journey through this life. We were once subjects to satan who whipped us in the realm of sin, sickness and suffering. However, the Lord delivers us out of the domain of satan to the kingdom of Light. Even after being delivered we journey through this wilderness of life encountering numerous tests, temptations and trials. Once we have come through a roadblock set up by satan and are victorious, we should be cognizant of God's protection and His blessings on us. We should not gloat in how wise we are and how hard we worked to make it happen and forget that it's God's hand of favor which was on us. Jabez prayed O that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory and take not your hand from me. King David prayed, take not your Holy Spirit from me. Despite our weaknesses and shortcomings as long as we rely on God's grace and mercy,  He will come through for us. God is good and His mercy endures forever. A quick right up to ensure that we are honoring God for all we have and all we are. Amen