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I Will Boast Only In The Lord

Some people like to boast about their huge bank account and their material possessions.

As a matter of fact, most times the blessings of God are measured base on the type of car that you drive (how large it is), the size of your house, and your exalted position on the job or in the churches.

In other words, when you are wealthy you are considered to be more blessed than someone who is struggling to make ends meet.

However, Jesus taught us something different. He said:

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:23-24

The following is what Jesus said about the poor.

So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 

for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” (Matthew 12:43-44)

Jesus also blessed the poor in spirit with the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3).

The wealthy has everything that money can buy. Their money answers everything in their lives (Ecclesiastes 10:19). Thus, they do not need to trust God for anything.

Therefore, it appears as if hardly any rich people are in the kingdom of God. On the other hand many poor people are in the kingdom of God.

What is this saying to us? I will let you decide for yourself.

Blessings from God

According to Matthew 5:

The Lord blesses you when you are poor in spirit and reward you with the kingdom of heaven.

You are blessed when you are mourning for your loved ones because God will comfort you.

The Lord blesses you when you are meek and humble, and you will inherit the earth.

The Lord blesses you when you hunger and thirst after righteousness because He will fill you with the fullness of God.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all things will be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)

You will receive the blessings of the Lord when you are merciful to your brethren, neighbors and strangers. In return the Lord will be merciful to you.

The Lord blesses everyone who has a pure and sincere heart. Most assuredly you will see the face of God as a result of your purity.

The peacemakers are blessed by God and are called the sons of God.

It is hard to understand, but it is a fact that the Lord blesses you tremendously when you are persecuted for righteousness. Your reward will be the kingdom of heaven.

If you have been victimized, oppressed, stigmatized, discrimated agaisnt, despised, lied to, mocked and persecuted because you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, then you have every reason to rejoice because your reward in heaven is great.

It is beyond my ability to give you a description of your heavenly reward but according to Revelation 6:9, if you are martyred for Christ’s sake, your souls will rest under the altar of God.

At the appointed time you will ride with Christ to take vengeance on the enemy. Hallelujah!

Reflection

I want you to take a good look at your life and place yourself into one or more of the above categories of blessings.

Acknowlwdge the blessings of God in your life, then begin to boast in the Lord because you are indeed blessed by God.

Thank you, Lord!

 

 

5 Comments »

  1. Beautiful reminder, Beverley! Thank you! This reminds me of the two teenage boys I sponsor through Compassion International. They live in one of the poorest places on earth, economically, and yet… they are filled with such joy, such gratitude, such hope for the things God has called them to. It has been a real eye-opener for me in terms of understanding Jesus’ words about the poor and the rich. I may not consider myself wealthy, but those boys I sponsor certainly do! If they, having so little, can be so filled with joy… how can I, having so much, lack so much joy? This is something I come back to time and time again, asking God to help me trust in Him and not in any worldly thing (not possessions, not politics, not people).

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    • You are doing a wonderful work with those children and God will bless you tremendously. It is only when you help others that you can truly be thankful for what you have. Thank you for visiting and have a great day.

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