Proverbs 10:22 – ‘The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.’
It’s worth starting this study by acknowledging one thing first: for every person who has accepted Christ’s death on the cross as something done personally for them, they are already so incredibly blessed. Knowing and accepting the saving grace of God provides you with an incredible thing – an eternity with God.
That said, did you know that God wants His children to be abundantly blessed? God wants so much for us as His beloved children.
In light of this, I personally believe that wealth is not a bad thing for a Christian. In fact, far from it! It makes sense to me that Christians should work hard to educate themselves in the area of finances. As we learn more and implement this, we are able to generate wealth. This in turn leads to the possibility to give more to causes that God is passionate about.
Some other words for abundant include plentiful, copious, rich, lavish.
Other words for bless include consecrate, make holy, make sacred, purify.
So! God wants His children (you and me) to be set apart for Him, to be different to the world and recognised as His. He also wants us to have more than we need, so that we can share. How can we do this? By showing the characteristics of God to others. I believe we can do this with wealth that we acquire by giving, being generous and loving others with our finances.
It is my prayer for you:
- That you will understand how much God wants to bless you so that you can go on to bless others!
- That you will be able to apply the principles and concepts discussed in this study and see your financial situation consistently improve!
- That you will see how much of a positive impact on this earth Wealthy Christians can make
Lord I thank you that you love me so very much, that you desire to see me abundantly blessed. I pray that you would help me to grasp this concept and its truth so that I can be motivated to live each day to its fullest.
Start saving today. Do a little research online or contact your local bank and set up a savings account. Then schedule a set amount of money (e.g. $1/day) to be transferred from your main account to this savings account daily or weekly. Every day that it’s in savings, it is working for you by earning interest that gets paid out – generally monthly.