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 Isaiah 48:17 ““The holy God of Israel, the LORD who saves you, says: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.” From the above context we understand that our God teaches us to be wealthy. He teaches us how to make profit in all walks of life. May be in your business, to work brilliantly at your work spot, and excel in your education, progress in any profession. He also leads you by the way you should go. In the Bible God says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye.”What more do you want? If you make such a God as your portion then you can obtain whatever you expect from him. The God of wonders is within you. And so you have a great wealth that you could not afford to lose it. He is Jesus Christ. He operates in you through the Holy Spirit. Un seen God present within you is a comforter, Jesus sent after his resurrection. The Lord, the Holy One of Israel, who rescued His people from enslavement in Egypt, is the same Almighty God who graciously redeemed us from the slavery of sin, the moment we believed in Him. “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, ‘I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. He is the One who promised to teach the people of Israel those things that would benefit them, in their daily life. And He is the same Lord Who has promised to guide us into the way of truth, direct us through deep valleys of darkness and uphold us with His righteous right hand, as we climb the hills of difficulty that crop up in our earthly way.
The same Spirit of God who led the people of Israel through the desert, and rained down manna from heaven and opened the river Jordan so that they could enter the promised land, is the same Holy Spirit Who teaches and trains us in the way we should go. He guards and guides us during our sojourn on earth. The Holy Spirit who guided the children of Israel through the desert is the same Spirit of God Who guides us along the path that is best for each one of us as we tread along the journey even if it is sometimes uncomfortable or difficult. The Spirit-filled words of Isaiah were an encouragement to the people of Israel, who were suffering affliction during their journey to the Promised Land. And it is the same Holy Spirit that speaks to us and gently leads us through the peaks and pitfalls of this worldly system. God convicts us of our sin and saves and sanctifies our souls, guiding us along the path of duty, and instructing us on the highway of righteousness, and bearing us up on eagle’s wings through times of exhaustion. He is the One Who protects us in the way of affliction, He guides us into all truth, by speaking to us through the word of God, and He is the One that unveils the gracious character of God, teaching us to live a life that’s pleasing to Him. It Is the Holy Spirit, who points us to Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, ‘I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.'” You might have lost your house or your job, or all that you consider as wealth during this period of lockdown. Many would have lost your dear ones and still grieve over their demise. They were all the wealth you possessed. Now you seem to be left alone. But you have not lost the one who grants all the wealth. If God is with you then you are blessed. In case God is not with you then your conscience would be spoilt, and your days would have come to an end. But when you have begun to search for God, it is an indication that God is within you. He is your wealth and He is your portion, as long as you have not lost Him. And since he is within you, it is possible for you to get all that you desire in life. The Bible says, You shall remember the Lord, your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth. God bless you. Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You, Father, that You are our Guide and Defender, our Rock and our Stay. Thank You, because You remain the same even today as You were when You led the children of Israel through their times of difficulties and oppression. Give us a teachable spirit, listening ears, and an attentive heart so that we may learn all that Your Holy Spirit desires to teach us. And continue to guide us in the way that is best for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.