Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments.2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
Memory Verse: A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children Proverbs 12:22a
Blessing, prosperity, riches are some common topics drawing massive attention when preached in churches or discussed amongst individuals today. The moment you start a conversation with “How to increase your wealth or How to become rich”, people’s attention jumps from scale 10 to almost 110, eyes get lit up immediately and the room could easily become radio silent due the level of concentration at the time.
If you listen to interviews of books authors who have titles associated with riches, prosperity and anything growth based, you will realise they don’t hesitate telling you they have sold millions if not billons of copies. The Purchase of those books is a clear evidence that an average individual wants to acquire knowledge from a proven success but only the knowledge they think will help in wealth accumulation.
Wealth accumulation begins with wisdom of how to build wealth and the best of all wisdom can only be acquired if an individual truly fears the Lord, Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 9:10. Likewise, blessings also come to those who have successfully applied the knowledge of the word of God into their lives. What many motivational speakers and authors will tell you is how to follow certain steps which has probably worked for them but what they may have not also told you is that riches do not automatically give them all round blessing. Meanwhile what worked for them might not work for you hence why the knowledge of God is a key ingredient when it comes to searching for treasures.
Financial blessing is good and clearly people of today’s world asses individuals based on their worth but to God, there is more to being blessed as an individual and the word of God gives us the godly perspective of being blessed.
King David in today’s bible verse gives us the keys to which an individual cannot only be blessed but also how the blessing can be automatically earned for his generation and the king Himself is an example. King David was a man who loved the Lord, despite his flaws, his heart was in the right place and he feared the Lord. We know of his reverence of God from when he committed the great sin with Uriah’s family, he was sober and spent his day and night fasting in the presence of God. No one could take him out of the mood for 7days until the child died, 2Samuel 12:16-25 after which God blessed him with Solomon.
Solomon’s blessing was not as a result of anything he did, but he automatically experienced God’s blessings as a result of God’s covenant with David his father because David loved and feared God. David was blessed, Solomon was also blessed but more importantly is that His generation after Solomon also benefitted from the covenant God made with David, 2Samuel 7:1-16.
Can you imagine the ripple effect of such blessing on your generation?
Fasting and prayer will strengthen you spiritually and maybe help you communicate your desire more with God but your Knowledge of the fear of God and the right application of His word will earn you His blessings.
- Father I thank you for you are indeed a great God
- Thank you for your unlimited goodness over me and my household
- Help me from today not to lean on my own understanding or that of man but of You
- Help me to rightfully apply wisdom, knowledge and understanding derived from your word, let it lead me to my place of blessings
- I need your mercy O Lord, bestow it continuously upon me
- Forgive me of my shortcomings o Lord and help me to live above sin
- Receive my sacrifice of praise for in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN.