My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Proverbs 22:4 “ By Humility, and the fear of the Lord; Are Riches and Honour, and life.”
From the above context we know that only by humility we can achieve Riches, Honour and Life. And to acquire this we need to be more careful to do what is essential, so as to get a good name and maintain it too. Divine Providence has so ordered, that some are rich while others remain poor. But all are guilty before God. For at the throne of God’s Grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. Where the fear of the Lord is there will be humility. While the way of sin is dangerous and evil, the way of duty is safe and easy. By The fear of the Lord one distinguishes true Christian humility. And this involves, from a deep sense of God’s greatness, purity and perfection. Therefore the Bible says, The Fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom. And before Honour is Humility. For God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
God says, this is a period of sanctification. Many of you are desirous to be wealthy, rich and earn more money and do well in life. This is not at all wrong. But to achieve such riches, wealth and honour you need to possess a good character. You desire to possess good name, fame and honour, You never like to be put to shame. You desire to live a long life, upon this earth. You desire to live without any sickness or disease. All this is good. But what is the good character that you need to have in order to achieve such a high position in your life, or live the life you want to have ? What should you do to inherit all this? What are these blessings based upon? Only two things you need to follow. Be humble and Fear God.
That’s why the Bible says, By Humility, and the fear of the Lord; Are Riches and Honour, and life.”God expects you to make two changes in your life in order to achieve Riches and Honour. You need to get rid of your pride and learn to be submissive and humble before God and man. If you were living all these days, without the fear of your conscious or without the fear of God it is high time you change your attitude. Restrain yourself from all your wicked plans, and schemes and ways of life.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord thank You for telling us that we need to humble ourselves. And acquire good qualities in order to achieve name and fame. Teach us to keep ourselves away from all wicked ways. Renew our life and help us to fear our conscious and God, so that we may acquire great riches and wealth.