The word that has been coming to my mind this week is… faithfulness. I was searching for verses and this one popped into my mind and heart:
Proverbs 28:20 A trustworthy person will receive many blessings, but one rushing to get rich will not go unpunished. (CJB)
This version uses the word, “trustworthy.”
The NIV says: A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
God is faithful… He takes care of us. BUT, He gave us the book of Proverbs for a reason. There are many pieces of GOLD in this book of wisdom.
When God gave Solomon the wisdom to write these nuggets of Truth down, we became the recipients of those pieces. If we can apply the actions that these verses tell us to do, we can walk in His blessings!
Deuteronomy 28 is all about blessings and curses. It’s a long chapter, but well worth the read. There are blessings for being obedient, which is being faithful, and being trustworthy!
Friends, God wants us to be faithful to Him. God wants us to be a person others trust. When we follow His ways, than the blessings flow. It sounds easy, but as we all know, application of Truth is not always a “walk in the park.” Sometimes we feel like we are out of breath running a marathon!
As we walk and do our best to be faithful, we always need to remember:
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we live by trust, not by what we see. (CJB)
For we live by faith, not by sight. (NIV)
Keep trusting… Keep the faith. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up. He is with you… We may not see the end – yet – but we know that when we trust HIM with ALL our heart… HE will direct our path.