14 By the power of your hand, O Lord, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
The above verse shows us the dual powers of God’s hand. First, it can destroy those who look to this world for their reward. On the brighter side, it satisfies the hunger of his precious people. God’s people will not only have their hunger satisfied, they have more than enough to leave inheritance to their descendents.
This verse teaches me to look to God for my prosperity and not the world, which is against the mindset of religious people. If I tell a religious pastor that I am going to attend Robert Kiyosaki’s seminar on how to be rich, chances are they have no problem with it. However, if I tell them I am to attend Kenneth Copeland’s Prosperity Seminar, they will get very upset. They will think I am going to worship the devil.
Why? After all, both seminars are attempting to achieve the same result. The only difference is Kenneth Copeland uses the Bible as the basis of his teachings and he gives glory to God. Robert Kiyosaki doesn’t. This is nothing more than the result of centuries of religious programming that has infiltrated christian churches that says prosperity and God doesn’t mix. While most religious pastors do not reject prosperity directly, they are against people trusting God for prosperity. In other words, it is alright to look to this world for your prosperity but not God. This is the exact opposite of what God says in the above verse.
The truth is, God wants his people to have plenty. Having plenty doesn’t mean just enough. It means more than enough. The above verse tells us that we are to have so much that our descendents will benefit from it. So, if you are the person who believes in the Bible, then you must also believe in receiving plenty from God.
Conversely, anyone who looks to the world for reward does not have a good future. They are facing destruction. Why? The wealth of the world does not last. It is God’s will that the wealth of the sinners to be transferred to the just.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
It seems to me that both Psalm 17:14 and Proverbs 13:22 say the same thing:
1. If you are on God’s side, you will receive so much wealth that there will be a lot of leftover for your descendents.
2. If you are not on God’s side, whatever you have will be taken away from you and will be given to those who are on God’s side.
Whose side are you on?