My dear friend in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. I would like to speak to you today about how we need to be good in the eyes of God from whose hand we receive blessings. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 1 Chronicles 29:12, “Both Riches and Honor come from You. In Your hand is power and might. In Your hand it is to make great. And to give strength to all.”
From the above context we learn that whatever we posses may not be owing to our merits, or because of our diligence, industry, and wise conduct but to the providence of God. For all things come from God. For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge. He puts down one and exalts another. God has given riches and wealth and honour to man, so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires. But Remember the Lord your God gives you power to make wealth.
The Lord says, “I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places. For all things belong to God. “The Silver is Mine and the gold is Mine” says the Lord. What is done in works of piety and charity should be done willingly, not by constraint, for God loves a cheerful giver. When God instructed that Solomon should build the temple of God, David had great desire to contribute his share for the building up of the temple. He gave all from his own. David also advised the people to offer willingly towards the construction of the Temple. David himself offered his share of wealth, because he had set his affection to build the house of God.
Only God can give you such wisdom and riches. Only God can change an ordinary man, to a man of wisdom. And unless God makes a man rich he cannot become rich. Today you need to receive that God, who gives you riches and wisdom. He is the provider of all good gifts. God loves all people irrespective of caste creed or religion. You are simply God’s creation. Jesus himself increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and men. God wants you also to increase in wisdom and stature and in favour with God.
The Bible says, “ For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight.” God wants to impart that wisdom to you today. He is looking at you, are you ready and good in his sight to receive these blessings?
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for blessing us with wisdom and knowledge. Teach us to be pleasable in your sight, so that we may gain wisdom. Just as Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and men, help us to increase in wisdom and favour with God and men.