Monday, October 27, 2014

God's Blessings

In Proverbs 10:22 the word of God says: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. KJV.

Very interesting scripture. One phrase really pops out to me which is "it maketh rich". Of course this phrase refers to the blessing of the LORD, but the way that it is worded entices a reader to look for more. What is the blessing of the LORD and who can receive it. We must go back to the beginning in the book of Genesis when God created man (male and female) in his own image and God blessed them. Genesis1:27 and 1:28. In verse 29 of Genesis God gives them every herb bearing seed which was on the face of the earth and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to it shall be for meat. After God finished creating everything he said it was good and the evening and the morning were the first day. 

What We need to recognize here is the blessing of God on Adam and Eve. God later creates the garden of Eden and places them inside. It is a beautiful place with everything provided by God for their enjoyment and pleasure. Most of all they got to walk in the presence of almighty God, until, of course, the fall of man.  After the fall sin was born and man became cursed. Now, the awesomeness of God is that he immediately went into action so he could redeem man from the curse. He sent Jesus Christ his only begotten son into the world by being born of a virgin so he could become the perfect sacrifice for mans sins. Jesus accomplished his father'so mission at calvarywhere he shed his own blood for you and I. The only thing we have to do is recognize that we are a sinner in need of forgiveness. Then we must turn to Jesus Christ and ask him to forgive us of our sins and ask him to become Lord of our life. Now guess what happens when we do that? According to  Galatians 3:13  we are redeemed from the curse of the law of sin and death. The blessing is now activated once again, just like in the garden ofEden! We can walk with God everyday, just like Adam and Eve did. All the blessings God has for us become available now! So do not wait accept Jesus today and begin to walk in the blessing of God because "it maketh rich"!. 

This devotion was written from the heart of Pat James. You may comment at ptrc_maher@yahoo.com.

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