“But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. Deuteronomy 8:11 New Living Translation Bible
I am rich, I am poor.
That pretty much sums up my life.
When the times were materially good my spiritual relationship with Jehovah was as cool as a corpse. The funny thing is though that even though I was living a life of comfort and ease there was something missing. I could not put my finger on it.
Then, when the good times came to an end and the material hard times came I found I was close to Jehovah spiritually.
From a lot of experience I greatly prefer the spiritual wealth over the material ones.
There is a saying that when the times are good the church is empty but when the times are hard the church is full.
Why wait for the hard times when you can be blessed with a daily close loving obedient relationship with Jehovah. Then when the hard times come, they are not so hard because of your closeness with Jehovah.
When we arrogantly turn our back on Jehovahs commands, decrees and regulations we pay a very severe price for it. Just read the history books of any country to confirm it.
I have found that this verse is oh so very true to be blessed with a contented, grateful life:
Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. Proverbs 30:8 New Living Translation Bible
“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” Dwight L. Moody
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El SIMCHAH GIYL (God my Exceeding Joy) for the most wonderful of gifts and that is the never ending joy that comes from nurturing an eternal loving relationship with You. I revere You in the name of He who brings me ecstatic joy when in His wonderful presence Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with peace and joy every day.