The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 22:10
We have all heard about people believing in different get rich quick schemes or having dreams of winning the lottery. I’ve read about some lottery winners who won millions of dollars but are now bankrupt. People seem to be disillusioned into thinking that the money is the answer. If I just had more money then everything would be fine….If I could just pay my bills everything would be fine. I remember one time being right in the middle of a job when my printer broke and I couldn’t complete the job without it. I frantically started calling around trying to find the exact same printer. When I called a certain store the man on the phone began to minister to me. He told me that the printer wasn’t my problem and began to quote Psalm 23 to me over the phone and told me that I needed the Lord to restore my soul. I was stunned. I knew that this man could probably lose his job for talking scripture to me so I listened to him intently. I’m very grateful that this man obeyed and talked to me about God being our shepherd and leading us beside peaceful streams and restoring our souls. I was so caught up in panic and trying to get the job done that I wasn’t trusting in God and seeking Him for answers or peace. Many people do this today and get so caught up in trying to get and make money that they forget about the Lord.
This scripture tells us that the BLESSING of the Lord makes a person rich and He adds no sorrow with it. His blessing on our lives will cause us to prosper and there will be no sorrow, or panic or problems with it. When I think about winning the lottery, I think about all the sorrows that come with the money. Learning how to manage it and trying to deal with people who want it and on and on… I think is it really worth it? I don’t believe that money grows on trees or that money will fall from heaven to me. I believe what God say in the scriptures and that He will cause everything I set my hand to to prosper. By spending time with Him asking for direction in all my affairs, He has led me into green lush pastures. The Bible says that the hand of the diligent maketh rich. I do my part by setting my hands to the work God has given me and the scriptures say that He delights in my prosperity. I want the Blessing of the Lord. The blessing will cause me to come into the money and there will be no sorrow or headaches with it. What about you?