Words from the Heart for Saturday September 23rd, 2017
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)
Rich Without Sorrow
People dream of winning large amounts of money. Yet stories are often told of how those “winners” actually gain trouble and loss. It’s not that way with the blessing of the Lord. He brings blessing into our lives and we know increase in ways that bring no regret. Can you list some of the blessings that the Lord has brought to you that are indeed your “true treasures.”
Canada is rich in natural resources – we have the third largest oil reserve of any nation in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. There is one resource that Canada lacks, at least in one region – gravity. Back in the 1960s, for the first time, the Earth’s global gravity fields were charted. Scientists discovered that the Hudson Bay area and surrounding regions is lower in gravity than other parts of the world. Scientists have a couple of theories as to why, but no answers.
It is natural for human beings to search after, long for, and work hard to obtain the things of this world. While much that this world offers brings blessings in a temporal sense, in the end it brings sorrow. Our material possessions have no eternal significance and will soon disappoint us. This is why Jesus counseled to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be added to our lives. King Solomon gave similar advice in Proverbs 10:22: “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” The only wealth that brings no sorry is that spiritual wealth that God provides through Jesus Christ. The spiritual riches we have in Christ only bring blessing. What a contrast to what the world has to offer. You have a choice every day – to seek after the riches of this world, which will always bring sorrow, or to seek after the spiritual riches that are offered freely in Jesus, which never brings pain or sorrow. It seems like an easy choice. But it is one we must make each and every day. Including today.
These have been words from the heart.