22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich. And He adds no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)
In today’s world, people think of riches in a very limited way. In China, some people shared the view that they prefer to cry in a BMW than to laugh on a trishaw. This is a way of saying that they prefer riches with sorrow than poverty with happiness.
On the other extreme, we have theological infested people think that it is better to be happy than to be rich.
In both cases, we can see a common theme in their thoughts. Both sides see riches and happiness as mutual exclusive. Yet, if you read the above verse, you can see that God does not share their views. In God’s view, riches and happiness come together. When the Lord blesses people, he made them both rich and happy.
This is what a Christian life is supposed to be, rich and happy. Unlike the carnal people, we don’t have to choose either one. We can have both.
Knowing this truth will set us free from the lies of theology. We do not have to be ashamed of our desire to be rich. Since God himself is not ashamed in wanting us to be rich, why should we be?
It is time for us to live boldly for the Lord. It is the will of our God for us to prosper and be in health as our souls prosper. Let us move forward in this direction. Let us prepare ourselves to receive the abundance of wealth and health the Lord has planned for us.
Please note also that the above verse does not come with the conditions relating to the state of the world’s economy. In other words, God wants us to be rich regardless of whether the economy is good or bad.
It is also independent from the believer’s capability and qualifications. As long as the Lord is your God, he will make you rich even if the situation around you looks impossible for him to do so. The Lord has been God for quite a long time. Our role is to trust him and believe that he knows how to do his job.
In conclusion, God is on our side. He wants us to be rich and happy. Our role is to align ourselves to his will. Let us look forward to the abundance of riches and happiness coming our way.