Bible Verse Of The Day

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prosperity

Thought for the Day:

"I was envious of the boastful, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." Psalm 73:3

Have you ever felt that life is unfair? For those of us who are committed to following the will and ways of Jesus, it's easy to get frustrated when people who don't care about Him seem to do well in life. A businessman cheats yet wins a large contract, and the guy who parties all the time is robust and healthy while you or your loved ones struggle with finances or medical issues. It makes us feel cheated, like maybe we've been good for nothing.
If you've ever felt that way, you're in good company. The writer of Psalm 73 goes through a whole list of how the wicked prosper, and then he says, "Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain" But the tide of his thoughts turns when he recalls his time in God's presence: "Then I understood their end."
When we spend time with God and see things from His point of view, it changes our perspective completely. We may be jealous of the non believers now, but we won't be at judgment time. As the saying goes, what difference does it make if you win the battle but lose the war?
Like the psalmist, let's praise God for His presence in this life and His promise of the life to come. He is all you need, even when life seems unfair.
"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds." Psalm 73:25-28

Spending time with God puts everything else in perspective!

We must desire the Heavenly reward than cheating ourselves or anyone to gain the earthly wealth.

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