Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Take a moment and read this verse once again, slowly. I pray you see the significance of the words. This is the Word of God. Are you a son of God? Are you a good man (or woman)? Are you just before the Lord? I pray your answers to all three questions are “yes.” My intention in asking these questions, and offering my conjecture as to your answer is in no way to judge or condemn, but to draw your attention to God’s desire for you. Your heavenly Father holds as His highest desire for you that you prosper and be in health as your soul prospers. He truly desires that your life be so blessed and abundantly provisioned that you can leave an inheritance for your grandchildren, and that the wealth of the sinner find its way into your possession.
At this point, perhaps we should examine another Scripture that helps to define a “good man.” Psalm 37:23 declares that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. It should be clear that God considers a good man to be one who is obedient to Him. This should establish the truth that obedience to the Lord, that is, being led by the Lord, puts one in a place to be blessed with abundance.
The ore I study and meditate upon the Word of God, the more amazed I am. The longer I live and walk in obedience to the Lord for my life, the more amazed I am. The more I witness the divine connection between obedience to the Lord and the manifestation of His power to provision and prosper me, the more amazed I am. Let it be known to all, far and wide, that our God is an amazing God. He has spoken, and He will fulfill all that He has said. God and His Word are One. And through Jesus Christ and His work of redemption, He has made us to be one with Him and the Father. It seems that every way you look, Father has a plan of great blessing, provision, and plenty for His people. So, why would His people live or act in any way that could thwart His will for their life? It makes no sense, but neither does sin, sickness, or poverty. Oh, how glorious the knowledge that He redeemed us from all of that when He redeemed us from the curse of the law. We are free in Jesus. And that freedom is more precious than gold. Oh, the joy in knowing we can enjoy that freedom AND have the abundance of provision needed to do all the work of the kingdom of God.
Manna for Today – Isaiah 1; 3 John 2; Exodus 13:18; Exodus 15:13-18; Isaiah 48:21-22; Romans 8:14; Isaiah 55:11-13; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:8; 1 Peter 1:7