Word Study For Today: The Book Of Proverbs Chapter 6.
Devotion: HEALTH AND WEALTH.
Text: Acts 3:1-16. | Isaiah 38:1-21. | III John 1:2.
God’s thoughts towards us are that of peace, and in Him is no evil intent or ploy. To this end then, He delights to bless and give His children wealth. >Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV)==>“You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth…” God is the One in whose hands the power to get wealth lies. And He has said in II Chronicles 1:12, that He will give us wealth.
God’s idea wealth is not limited like human idea of wealth. An average human being regards financial abundance as all that is to wealth, but with God wealth is a full package option, that includes Health, Finance, Emotion, and much more. All that will interpret to His thoughts towards us >>> [Peace], is the full option of wealth which He has in stock for His own.
>Ecclesiastes 5:19 (NLT)says ==>And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God.”
Beloved it is absolutely a good thing to receive of the Lord His promise of wealth but in addition to that, it is crucial to have good health to enjoy the wealth received. In fact Solomon says that combo is a gift. How overbearing it can be to have financial abundance yet be sick in bed not being able to enjoy it. That was the case of King Hezekiah. King with all the pomp and pageantry yet became sick in bed to the point where death was staring him in the face. His testimony can be summarized in the words of >Psalms 41:3 (ESV)==>“The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.”
God sustained him on his sick bed but beyond sustenance on the sick bed, the Lord restored his full health to him.
Hezekiah appreciated life and good health and he made a composition >“For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness. The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.”[Isaiah 38:18-19 ESV]
Beloved indeed HEALTH IS WEALTH!
-Give thanks to the Lord of the living.
-Pray in the language of the Holy Spirit.
-Ask that the Lord will give you the gift of WEALTH AND HEALTH; that He will be gracious to you so that you will enjoy your work and relish the rewards and attending blessings/harvest of your labour. [Ecclesiastes 5:19 (NLT)says ==>And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God.”].