“…for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22). But satan teaches the short cut ways to earn money. He injects materialistic desire into the heart. Because of this, many people try to grab the properties of others and file false cases.
The money earned in an illegal manner will never render peace. It will make one run to courts and police Stations and finally destroy the entire peace. Those who earn money in that manner will be pushed into the hade after their stint on earth. Money itself is not an evil. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (I Timothy 6:10)
When a wicked person possesses money, he resorts to drinking, revelling, gambling and adultery. But at the same time when the money reaches the hands of the righteous, the money is spent for soul winning purposes, building of churches, helping the poor and other such noble purposes. If God gives you wealth, spend it liberally for good causes which could please God. Then He will open the windows of the heaven for your benefit.
The Scripture says, “…the Lord had blessed him (Abraham) in every way” (Genesis 24:1). When Eliezer witnessed that blessing, he said “The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys” (Genesis 24:35).
About Isaac, “Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him” (Genesis 26:12-14). About Jacob, “In this way, the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys” (Genesis 30:43). We call Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as our forefathers. They were wealthy and at the same time righteous too.
God likes to bless you and your family. But even then, do not place your eyes on the riches but place it at the mercy of God which gives us the riches.
To meditate: “It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith” (Romans 4:13).