It is the Lord‘s blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer. Proverbs 10:22 GNT
We can work hard our whole life and lose everything in a day. One bad decision, wrong investment, diagnosis or the like could happen to any of us. I guess what I’m trying to say is this; Our work doesn’t determine God’s blessing.
When the Lord releases a blessing over our lives, it’s not because of the work we’ve done. We can’t make that happen. His blessing is based on what Jesus did, not what we did. He put us in right standing with God because of the blood He shed, not the hard work we’ve done.
“For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ! So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.” Ephesians 2:8-9 TPT
God didn’t just save us from sin. No! If He had only saved us from sin, it would have been enough to serve Him all the days of our lives. But my dear friends, it was a bargain deal and included everything! He saved us from our past sins, our present sins and any future sins. He saved me from disease, sickness, poverty, mental illness, demonic oppression, depression, debt and everything not listed here. We serve such an all knowing, all powerful God, that He even saved me from things I haven’t thought of.
Thank You Lord for the reminder that You thought of everything. You made provision for everything we would ever have need of and it was enough. When Jesus said those words on the cross, “It is finished!” that was it. Nothing more needed to be done. He never said, “Oh wait, You forgot something!” No, You thought of it all and the moment You said it, it was complete. THANK YOU LORD!