Scripture Reading: Psalms 37:1-13
Scripture Quote: If you do what the LORD wants, he will make certain each step you take is sure. The LORD will hold your hand, and if you stumble, you still won't fall. (Psalms 37:23-24 NIV)
Have you ever wondered about a blatant sinner who is financially prosperous, that seems to have a lovely family and life, but who has no respect for the God who created him? Then there's the ease with which everything seems to fall into this guy's lap. Well, Christians can certainly have moments of jealousy when we take our eyes off of Jesus and gaze into the lives of seemingly successful people. But it is God who allows all they enjoy, none of which includes the joy of the Lord, or eternity spent in His glorious kingdom.
They have their riches now, but that fails drastically in comparison to our salvation and the hope of heaven that Christians have. God will provide the necessities of life, according to His purpose. Maybe too much wealth could cause some to discount God's spiritual blessings - We could become idle and yield to temptations of the flesh. God knows each of us and He provides what is best for us. Long to be close to the Lord and walk in obedience as you grow in the knowledge of His Word. You can only claim God's promises if He is number one in your life. Nothing from this world can match God’s protection and love.
Today’s meditation: Envy no man, but crave communion with God.
Memory Verse: It is better to live right and be poor than to be sinful and rich. (Psalms 37:16 NIV)