“when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— then you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth. And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.”
-The Lord showed great mercy and kindness to the people of Israel when He brought them out of slavery in Egypt. When they were thirsty; He provided water from a rock and out of the bitter waters at Marah. When they needed food He provided manna from heaven. God protected them from fiery serpents, scorpions and all danger, and gave them good health. He increased them in wealth but some harbored pride in their hearts. Financial muscle is considered a form of power and individuals and nations that have massive financial resources and looked at as more powerful. God cautioned the Israelites against worshiping other gods. In most Asian countries, majority of the people worship other gods and do not recognize God as their Creator and Father. They make idols and appease them for good health, wealth and other needs. Among the Asians we find that they light up incense and perform rituals for financial prosperity. In the Islamic communities they close their businesses, offer prayers regularly and give to the poor for financial progress. Others among us go to witch doctors and cults to gain wealth. Financial battles are won in the spiritual realm. God is the owner of all wealth and gives us the ability to gain wealth. We are called to seek God for financial power and not crooked alternatives which are short-lived.
Thank You Lord for loving us. Thank You for enabling us to see this day in good health. It is not by our power nor by our might but by Your Spirit Lord. Remember all those who are sick and suffering that You may heal them merciful Father. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords Father, all glory and wealth belong to You. Give us the ability to get wealth Jesus and deliver us from pride. Increase us Lord, our families, friends and nation, socially, spiritually, economically and financially for the glory of Your name. Guide us always to do Your will and broaden our paths. Bless us Lord and keep us. Make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. Lift up Your countenance upon us and grant us peace. Guide us to always remember those who are least in the society and give us hearts of compassion so that we may support them in whatever way that You have called us Lord. Amen
We shall continue next week God willing.
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