22The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
How often have you been greeted with terms like “God bless you” especially in a church environment? What does that means? Unfortunately, most people who utter the phase don’t know the meaning. To them, “God bless you.” is no different from “Hi” or “Hello”.
However, for those who really read and believe in the Bible, the blessing results in riches without sorrows. Therefore, whenever we see God blessing people in the Bible, it means God wanted them to be rich. It is the will of God for all his people to be rich. For those who are interested in more information in this area, please refer to my other articles on this issue.
You will be presented by undeniable truth that God wants his people to be rich. God is glorified when christians are prosperous in every area of their lives.
Of course, I am sure many religious people like pastors and theologians will be against this truth but why should I care what they think? After all, Jesus died for my sins, not pastors nor theologians. By the way, I do admit that I don’t have good impression of them due to my past history with them.
The second part of Proverbs 10:22 says “he addeth no sorrow with it”. What does that mean? To put in simply, not all riches are from God. Any form of riches that cause sorrow to your live is not from God. For example, you get a high paid job that requires you to work for long hours until you have no more time to spend with your family. This could cause distress to the whole family and result in sorrows. In this scenario this job offer is not a blessing of God.
We need to constantly remind ourselves that God gives us riches because he loves us and wants us to be happy.
18 Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him—for this is his lot.
19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.
20 He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
In short, enjoy life. God wants us to enjoy life to the fullest and he is generous enough to give us riches to do so. The blessing of God is complete, meaning it covers every area of prosperity.
“If that is so, why am I not rich even though I am a christian?”
I have addressed this issue in my other articles. Please refer to an article entitled, “The Vow Of Prosperity”.
In order to get the best in life, we need to believe that he is able and wants to bless us.
27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalm 35:27( KJV)