“The Lord will make you abound in prosperity,in the fruit of your womb,in the fruit of your livestock,and in the fruit of your ground in the land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give you.The Lord will open for you his rich store house,the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all your undertakings.You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow”. DEUTERONOMY 28:11-12.
As I was reading the passage I was unhappy because I felt that I have not received so much that I shall be able to share with so many others.Does that mean I have not received enough blessings of the Lord? Thanks be to God for another verse of the book of Prophet Jeremiah;which says “Why does the way of guilty prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?
Prophet Jeremiah had asked the questions to the Lord and he himself replied in the next verse; “You plant them,and they take root;they grow and bring forth fruit; you are near to their mouths yet far from their hearts.This message is certainly a message of great consolation for those who are struggling or toiling hard to make things happen.Life is very dull when one has a broken relationship with his beloved one despite having enough riches.In such circumstance life seems to be meaningless.So there is really a need to have a proper relationship with the source of all good,all inspirations. Such a relationship only assures of great hope of true prosperity and everlasting life.
“For I know the plans I have for you”declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11
Beware,we ought to have prosperity where there is God’s blessings where there is no hatred and hopelessness.That means there is a danger behind fake prosperity and we come to know about it from the book of Mathew 4:8-10
“The Satan took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and splendour;and he said to him,
‘ All these I will give you,if you will fall down and worship me ‘ Jesus said to him,’Away with you,Satan! for it is written,
“Worship the Lord your God,and serve only him.”
This means both of them;the master of heaven and earth bestows great blessings of prosperity and similarly the prince of hell also does it for those who are his ardent followers.It’s upto us to decide what kind of prosperity we have or wish to have.
We do find our Lord’s verdict regarding prosperity in the book of Mathew 19:23-24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle then for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’
I know all about it yet I hardly spend an hour for my prayers everyday and the rest of the 23 hours I spend for my earnings,eating,sleeping and funs of life.So I leave the matter to you all my beloved friends as you know my spiritual conditions by now,if you think I need prayers then please remember me during your daily prayers in the morning and at night for my soul.