God Gives You Power To Get Wealth / God Is Behind Your Increase
Posted April 2, 2010on:
GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO GET WEALTH
“You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
The belief that poverty produces holiness in a person and wealth is a curse does not come from God. These ideas are from the devil; it is the devil’s way for us to remain poor. Even in the old times, God’s will for His people is to prosper.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.” (John 10:10)
If you are a businessman, you will notice that God gives you unique ideas for your company that it may prosper. If you are an employee, God gives you promotion and your employer notices that they are being blessed or prospered because of you.
I. God blessed Abraham
“By that time Abraham was very old. The Lord had blessed him in every way.” (Genesis 24:1)
“I am Abraham’s servant. The Lord has blessed my master greatly. He has become wealthy. The Lord has given him sheep and cattle. He has given him silver and gold. He has also given him male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.” (Genesis 24:34-35)
II. God blessed Isaac, son of Abraham
“Isaac planted crops in that land. That same year he gathered 100 times more than he planted. That was because the Lord blessed him.” (Genesis 26:12)
“Isaac became rich. His wealth continued to grow until he became very rich. He had many flocks and herds and servants.” (Genesis 26:13-14)
III. God blessed Jacob, grandson of Abraham
“In this way, Jacob became very rich. He became the owner of large flocks. He also had many male and female servants. And he had many camels and donkeys.” (Genesis 30:43)
IV. All of them were blessed not because of their obedience in the law
“Abraham and his family received a promise. God promised that Abraham would receive the world. It would not come to him because he obeyed the law. It would come because of his faith, which made him right with God.” (Romans 4:13)
Now that we are already in Christ, we became righteous because of our faith in Him. We are seeds of Abraham as well.
“You who belong to Christ are Abraham’s seed. You will receive what God has promised” (Galatians 3:29)
“Dear friend, I know that your spiritual life is going well. I pray that you also may enjoy good health. And I pray that everything else may go well with you.” (3 John 1:2)
“So neither the one who plants counts for anything, nor the one who waters, but God who causes the growth.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)
Worldly wisdom teaches that success and prosperity is the result of our own making. If we are diligent and hard working we will be successful.
What the world doesn’t know was that God has something to do with our success/victory.
I. Let us study the life of Ruth
A. We can learn fresh revelation from her story.
She work from morning till night to glean in the fields behind the harvesters.
B. Boaz was the owner of the field.
What Ruth doesn’t know was that Boaz secretly told his harvester to purposely drop grains for her.
“Make sure you pull out ears of grain for her and drop them so she can gather them up. Don’t tell her not to!” (Ruth 2:16)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? Why do you worry about clothing?
Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear? (Mateo 6:25-31)
Dear friends, being industrious or hard-worker will not give us good success though they are good qualities to have. Good success from God doesn’t come with heartache. What would you do with your great wealth when you and your family are not in good terms relationally?
The Bible says that it is God who gives good success and that is because of His great love to us. (Romans 8:32 at 2 Corinthians 8:9)
Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)