Statutes And Riches

14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
Psalm 119:14 (NIV)

I am going to write on my usual topic, which is a taboo among religious people – the connection between obey God and enjoying great riches. Those who are infested with theology can never accept the connection between the two despite the overwhelming evidence in the Bible. The above verse is one of them.

In this article, I shall study and expound on this verse. If you read the verse, you will realize that the writer did not sound like he was forced to obey God. The verse does not say:

“I must follow your statues because I don’t want you to send me to hell.”

Or

“I must follow your statues because I don’t want you to do perverted things to me like giving me thorns in the flesh to show me your sufficient flesh.”

Throughout the Bible, we can see godly people obeying God because they want to and not because they were threatened to. As I have mentioned before, God is not a terrorist. Unlike the theologian, God is not despicable to the state where he intentionally did perverted things to people for any reason.

God is good and good means good. There is no alternative meaning to the term “good”. The definition of “good” in the Bible is exactly the same as in the dictionary. Once you are convinced of this truth, you will never be cheated by the lies of theology.

In the above verse, the writer was not only willing to obey God, he did it with a rejoicing heart. He rejoiced in obeying God as much as one rejoices in great riches. If a religious church is to preach on this verse, I am very sure that the preacher will come out with something really stupid like, “God commands us to rejoice in obeying his statutes. It is a sin to obey God without rejoicing and God does not delight in sin.”

In other words, you are forced to rejoice. If you don’t, God may show you some of his “sufficient grace”. If you think no one can be that stupid, pay a visit to a religious church. The truth will be out.

Enough of those heretics. Let us get back to the verse. The second part of the verse says, “as one rejoices in great riches.” It is a comparison. There are 2 meanings here:

1. We should rejoice in obeying God like we rejoice in great riches.

2. We should not be ashamed in rejoicing in great riches.

I have started with the first meaning and I want to continue with it. Many will ask on how to rejoice in obeying God? The answer lies in our understanding of the purpose of his instructions.

We need to understand that the God in the Bible is not a pervert. He will never do any perverted things to us like killing our loved ones, making us poor, sick and caused us to fail in anything. His highest priority is always for our good. God’s highest priority is for us to prosper in all things and be in health as our souls prosper. Whatever good things you desire, those are also God’s desires for you.

Once you understand this truth, you will never run away from God no matter what happens. Even if you have sinned, God is for you against your sins. God will never be against you for your sins. God is always on your side.

This means that whatever laws, instructions or commandments he wants you must lead to your good as well. So, you really want to have the best in life like a lot of money, good health, long life, happy family and success in everything, obey God. If you want to have the opposite, just do the opposite of what God tells you to do.

Once you are convinced of this truth, you will automatically rejoice in obeying God. This is the first meaning of the verse.

The second meaning tells us that it is godly to rejoice in having great riches. You should not allow the theologians to make you ashamed of having great riches. God gives you those riches because he loves you and he wants you to be happy with it. Start rejoicing with thanksgiving for your great riches.

If you don’t have any, rejoice anyway and believe you receive them. You will get what you desire in accordance to you faith. If you think you lack faith, spend time reading the Bible and other godly sources like this blog. Stay away from the lies of theology.

In conclusion, the Bible has stated very clearly that God is really good. Our role is to believe likewise.

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44 Responses to “Statutes And Riches”

  1. born again wisdom Says:

    Professor Stephen William Hawking, the author of the 1988 runaway world best seller A Brief History of Time, has declared the dreadful finality that there is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe.

    Britain’s most famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist had asserted previously that a belief in a creator was not inapposite with science, but in his latest book The Grand Design, he deduces that the so-called Big Bang was an ineluctable consequence of the laws of physics.

    According to wire news reports this week, Hawking says in his new book, being serialized in The Times of London, that there is no need to invoke God to set the Universe going.

    “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something,” Hawking said in the book co-written by US physicist Leonard Mlodinow, challenging Sir Isaac Newton’s conviction that the Universe must have a designer or creator as it could not simply have emerged out of nothing and chaos.

  2. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    I admire his honesty. If you want to be a scientist, you must have the courage to be honest with your own views, no matter how politically incorrect they are.

    I disagree with his findings but I still admire his integrity. He did not twist his words to be politically correct.

  3. born again wisdom Says:

    If what Steven Hawkin said is correct, I think you are wasting a lot of time with your thoughts on God. If Hawkin is wrong, then I really admire you for your efforts. But I can say for sure that Hawkin is not wrong because great mind like Galileo, Aristotle, Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan , Voltaire, Albert Einstein , Bertrand Russell, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Frederich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Lord Buddha (to name a few), have made it clear through the history of time that a creator does not exist. You will have to prove that you better than them to drive your points. If you could explore creator God from your personal wisdom rather than from the so called “holy books” written by men, then there is your true mettle. Truth is based on experiences, but knowledge is based on what you read. Truth is like a sun light while knowledge is like a fire fly.

  4. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Stephen Hawking never said God does not exist. He only said there is no need to invoke God in the creation process.

    Is he wrong? I have never invoked God in my engineering and construction work too. Am I denying the existence of God?

  5. born again wisdom Says:

    Yes, Stephen Hawking never said God does not exist. I say a Creator God does not exist. Gods in the ordinary sense does exist but they are not creators. Just like us, Gods are by-products of existence that comes from no where. “Uncreated it comes, having created it goes….” and so says the Buddha.

  6. born again wisdom Says:

    Correction, Hawkin never said God does not exist but he said he did not believe that a ”personal” God existed.
    Read source:

    God did not create universe: Hawking

    Laura Roberts
    September 3, 2010Telegraph, London and agencies

    THE Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.

    The globally acclaimed scientist has claimed that no divine force was needed to explain why the universe was formed.

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Professor Hawking said: ”Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.”

    He added: ”It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

    In the book Professor Hawking also leaves open the possibility of life in other universes.

    In A Brief History of Time, Professor Hawking’s most famous work, he did not dismiss the possibility that God had a hand in the creation of the world.

    He wrote in the 1988 book: ”If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we should know the mind of God.”

    In his new book he rejects Sir Isaac Newton’s theory that the universe did not spontaneously begin to form but was set in motion by God.

    In June this year Professor Hawking said on British television that he did not believe that a ”personal” God existed.

    ”The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science?” he said.

    ”I believe the second. If you like, you can call the laws of science ‘God’, but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions.”

    Until his retirement last year Professor Hawking was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a post previously held by Newton.

    The book, co-written by the American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, is to be published next week.

  7. Josh Says:

    For every scientist you name that claims there is no God, I can name another who believes in God. Throughout the ages, people change,opinions change, facts change, theories change. Only the Bible stayed the same.

    I’ll place my trust in His Word than the words of Mr. Hawking.

  8. born again wisdom Says:

    Theology unnecessary, Stephen Hawking tells CNNBy the CNN Wire StaffSeptember 11, 2010 — Updated 1106 GMT (1906 HKT)

    (CNN) — Theology is unnecessary. So says Stephen Hawking, the world-famous physicist who controversially argues in a new book that God did not create the universe.

    “God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator,” Hawking told CNN’s “Larry King Live” in an interview that aired Friday.

    Hawking, 68, says in his book “The Grand Design” that, given the existence of gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. “Spontaneous creation,” he writes, is the reason why the universe and humanity exist.

    “Gravity and quantum theory cause universes to be created spontaneously out of nothing,” Hawking told Larry King.

    King asked Hawking why he thinks people have reacted so strongly to his book.

    “Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion,” Hawking replied. “The scientific account is complete. Theology is unnecessary.”

    Hawking said his book is an attempt to give a “broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire and it also puts our worries in perspective.”

    The idea behind it is “M-theory,” which, he says, allows there to be many universes that were created out of nothing, none of which required the intervention of God.

    That’s because if there are many universes, one will have laws of physics like ours — and in such a universe, something not only can, but must, arise from nothing, Hawking says. Therefore, he concludes, there’s no need for God to have played a part.

    That’s the point of his book, Hawking told King — “that science can explain the universe, and that we don’t need God to explain why there is something rather than nothing, or why the laws of nature are what they are.”

    Hawking said that if he could travel through time — which he said is theoretically possible — he would go to the future to “find if M-theory is indeed a theory of everything.”

    Hawking has ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which has confined him to a wheelchair and leaves him unable to speak without the help of a computerized voice synthesizer. The disease is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the United States and motor neuron disease, or MND, in Britain.

    He told King he’s doing “pretty well” with the disease, 45 years after he was first diagnosed. The disease has a life expectancy of two to five years, according to the ALS Association.

  9. born again wisdom Says:

    well, Josh, a blind man without eyes can never see and visionalised shapes and objects because his is blind. So he hs to rely on his walking stick or a guide dog to take him around. I think Mr. Hawkin did not ask anyone to place trust in his words; he only wanted to make known his knowledge for the wise to see the truth. Yes you can place your trust on others and not Mr. Hawkin. Aterall, if you believe earth revolves around the sun and not the sun revolves around the earth (as mentioned in the bible, the words of God)), its your personal rights. Nobody is going to shed tears for you.

  10. Peter Says:

    Hi Josh, you say “Only the Bible stayed the same.” I think you are wrong because the bible is the living words of God. The words of God can be interpreted in many ways and are subjected to changes from time to time – it need not remain the same . As for the issue about the earth or the sun being the centre of the universe, this has been resolved. The was an error in the words of God and the modern day Pope has recently apologised to Galileo who was convicted by Martin Luther (the founder of Protestant movement) – for making known the truth. Born again Chritian was right – a christian must behave like a blind man with a walking stick or a guide dog. That’s the main purpose and objective of being a chrisitian.

  11. Ron Says:

    Both Josh and Peter are saying that chrisitanity is a faulty religion. I must admit that that there are many faults in the the christian reliigion, but we can learn from others and make correction where things are positive. if I am not wrong, even Jesus went to India to study Buddhism.

  12. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Did Jesus also go to Shaolin Temple to learn kung fu? This may explain why he could raise himself from death. Hmust have very strong internal strength.

  13. Joseph Says:

    hi Yeap, I read in BBC news Zombie studies is now on the curriculum at the University of Baltimore.This may explain why some people could raise themselves from death.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11219411

  14. ron Says:

    Yeap, ancient scrolls reveal that Jesus spent seventeen years in India and Tibet. He could not have practise Shaolin Kung Fu because he was nver in China – so its Tibetan or Indian form of self defense.

    sources:http://reluctant-messenger.com/issa.htm

  15. ron Says:

    I thought someone posted something about zoombie study at the University of Baltimore…did moderator deleted the post because he feared Jesus could be linked to the subject? Come on Yeap, let face it – this is a forum discussion not a censorboard. I am sure you don’t want to post your thoughts in this site just for your personal consumption. With this sort of ridigity and self destructive approach, nobody will read your posts .

  16. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    ron,

    If I fear you, I would not have allowed your post. The purpose for the moderation is to guard against religious Christians spreading their hate messages here.

    You mentioned ancient scrolls the Jesus spent seventeen years in India and Tibet. Do the scrolls have Jesus’ signature in them?

    There are so many ancient scrolls in China. I am sure some of them have some words that sounds like “Jesus” in them. Since, Jesus’ signature is not require, I can also say that Jesus was in China to learn kung fu.

    This explains why he could raised himself from the death. He must have mastered the Shaolin’s most advance skill of raising from the dead.

    Doesn’t this sound better than zombie?

  17. ron Says:

    “There are so many ancient scrolls in China. I am sure some of them have some words that sounds like “Jesus” in them. Since, Jesus’ signature is not require, I can also say that Jesus was in China to learn kung fu.”

    Yeshua is the original Aramaic proper name for Jesus the Nazarene, who lived from about 6 B.C.E. to 27 C.E. (A.D.) The word “Jesus” is actually a mis-transliteration of a Greek mis-transliteration. The Emperor Constatine even mistook Jesus for Apollo, the son of the Greek god Zeus. In Hebrew Yeshua means Salvation while the name Jesus has no intrinsic meaning in English whatsoever.
    http://www.thenazareneway.com/yeshua_jesus_real_name.htm

    No wonder some people could even imagine Jesus playing Shaolin Kung Fu in China. A little knowledge about God is a dangerous thing, it inflates the ego. Coming back to “Jesus” which has nothing to do with the real Jesus (Yeshua), I think the imagination stretch even further. In churches many people are praying to “Jesus” calling his out his name JESUS, JESUS and YESHUA!

  18. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    How about people who imagine Jesus learning Buddhism in Tibet?

    What makes you think Jesus can learn Buddhism and not Kungfu?

  19. ron Says:

    hmm, words from preacher of God to preacher of Kung Fu…..

  20. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Why must kungfu be inferior than Buddhism? If you have no problem with the first blasphemy of Jesus learning Buddhism, why should be bothered by the second on Jesus learning kungfu?

  21. Joseph Says:

    I think you two guys are talking cocks and bulls.

  22. Emily Says:

    Dear Yeap Chee Seng,

    One man’s blasphemy is another man’s science discovery. Was not Galileo Galilei almost 400 years ago in 1616 condemned by the church because he believed that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around? Thereafter he spent ten years under house arrest until his death in 1642.

    It was not until 31 October 1992 that Pope John Paul II expressed regret for how the Galileo affair was handled, and issued a declaration acknowledging the errors committed by the Catholic Church tribunal that judged the scientific positions of Galileo Galilei.

    However, it was not until another 16 years in March 2008 that the Vatican proposed to complete its rehabilitation of Galileo.

    So you see, even one of the greatest scientists in history suffered religious persecution because of the ignorance and narrow-mindedness of the so-called people of the cloth or religionists.

  23. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Dear Emily,

    My “science discoveries” are: Jesus went to China to learn kungfu, Japan to learn sushi, England to learn archery, French to learn how to make french toast.

    All I need is some ancient text with vague discription. They don’t even need Jesus’ signature to endorse them. There are many fools who will believe anything the ancient texts say.

  24. A Friend of Emily Says:

    I think YCS’s thoughts is badly dented judging from the answers he wrote in this forum. He still cannot accept that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around. Due to his inflated egos, his would even defend himself to the extend that Jesus went to China to learn kungfu, Japan to learn sushi, England to learn archery, French to learn how to make french toast. YCS’s personality is not much different from the disgraceful Pastor Ronny Tan because both drive the same vehicle. YCS and Pastor Ronny Tan have failed to realised that the younger generation Christians are open minded and are receptive to other religions especially one rooted in chinese cultures and tradiiton.

  25. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Read the above post. The earth revolves around the sun and teh sun did not go to Tibet to learn Buddhism.

  26. Emily Says:

    Thank you “A friend of Emily” for your view. I think YCS is not talking sense anymore, he is mentally exhausted and deranged. Better leave him alone with his writing and thoughts. His site is not worth a second visit.

  27. Joseph Says:

    Pastor Ronny Tan is heroic because he apologised for his mistakes and ask for forgiveness. Not every hard headed one can do that, to say the least. YCS should take note of that.

  28. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Unless the hard head gets a visit from the ISD.

  29. night owl Says:

    Yeap Chee Seng Says:
    September 22, 2010 at 9:41 am
    “Read the above post. The earth revolves around the sun and the sun did not go to Tibet to learn Buddhism.”

    “the sun did not go to Tibet to learn Buddhism”. What a silly statement from the mind of a cyber preacher. The world is watching you.

    A US x-tian

  30. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    What makes you think some ancient texts never said the sun went to Tibet to learn Budhism? Are there so many fools that believe in everyhting ancient text says?

  31. night owl Says:

    I think have we have a case of a mentally sick preacher.

  32. jckliew Says:

    “This means that whatever laws, instructions or commandments he wants you must lead to your good as well. So, you really want to have the best in life like a lot of money, good health, long life, happy family and success in everything, obey God. If you want to have the opposite, just do the opposite of what God tells you to do.”

    19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt , and where thieves break through and steal : 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt , and where thieves do not break through nor steal : 21 For where your treasure is , there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    This is not the Truth.

    The riches mentioned by Jesus is not earthly riches. What you are preaching is fleshy richess.

    And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write ; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive ; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer : behold , the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried ; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

  33. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    jckliew,

    I have explained my points very clearly. If you choose to be blinded by the lies of Satan, that is your choice. As for me and my household, we believe in a God who dares to keep his promise and dares to promise things that can be proven.

  34. jckliew Says:

    Yeap

    Explain then what Jesus said.

    AND what did God tell Smyrna….why was Smyrna church so dirt poor? Because they did not know YOUR Truth?

  35. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Are you willing to learn or just finding faults? If you are really sincere, you will have to show me that you are willing to reject the lies of theology and turn to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    The Bible must be read in its proper context. Only then can it be used as an instrument for our prosperity. Once you are fully convinced of its truth, you will know how to answer your own question.

    So, the question here is, are you willing to turn to Jesus? I am referring to the real Jesus who dares to promise things that can be proven.

  36. Kemmie Says:

    Unless the holy spirit reveals them pple the word of God in their hearts, Yeap,it will be useless to argue with ’em!

  37. jckliew Says:

    Jesus promised you this.

    life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    AND this.

    23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last

    YOU have explained nothing about SMRYNA…

  38. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Amen. I receive the above words of prosperity in Jesus’ name.

  39. jckliew Says:

    “AND what did God tell Smyrna….why was Smyrna church so dirt poor? Because they did not know YOUR Truth? ”

    You still have not explain about Smyrna…..

  40. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Do you want to learn? I am intersted in using the Bible for my prosperity. I am not interested in Smyrna. I have no intention to follow their example. I worship Jesus, not Smyrna. No matter what happened to Smyrna, my focus is the same.

  41. jckliew Says:

    Do YOU want to learn?

    So you are only interested in the bible and Jesus for your prosperity and yet you advise reading the bible in the right context.

    Pls read the above passages spoken by JESUS himself on prosperity and wealth and ponder on…………… SMRYNA

  42. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Looks like you have no intention to learn from me. You only want to spread theology.

    I have received the words of prosperity from Jesus and I intend to use them to make them real.

    I have no intention to go to SMRYNA. That is my final decision.

  43. jckliew Says:

    Are you sure you received the words from the Lord Jesus?
    If your words do not measure up to the scriptures, which they dont, you are receiving them from a deceiving spirit.

    A warning for those teach prosperity on earth as the teachings of Jesus

    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon

    20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

  44. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Amen. I receive the above words of prosperity in Jesus’ name.

    Despite being an anti-prosperity scum, you sure now how to quote a lot of prosperity verses.


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