Be Rich - Spiritually
Posted: Friday, November 21
Verse of the day:
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. (Psalm 119:1)
Those who walk in obedience to the Word of God are and will be blessed. Proverbs 28:6 says you are better off being “the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse”. James talks about “the rich whose ways are perverse”, in James 5:1-6. Their perverse ways include dishonesty, stealing, greed, and murder. Indeed,” the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10).
James also says at the end of 5:16 that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. This is just one of the blessings of living a blameless life. True riches are not found in what this world has to offer but in a right relationship with Jesus Christ and living for God. Choose living for God and the blessings it brings (Psalm 119:1) over the riches of this world that rot, corrode and wear out (James 5:2-3). Choose God, not money, and be blessed. Be rich, spiritually speaking.