Written: December 7, 2012 | Updated on February 18th, 2020 | Jun P. Espina | 7 min read
The blessing of the Lord makes a man rich, and He adds no sorrows to it. Many millionaires in the US are of Jewish origin, hence the cliché: Where there’s a Jew, there’s a blessing. In Christ, we are more than a Jew—we are children of God. We are a blessed people!
Rich in Christ
In God’s eyes, His children are always rich, heirs of Christ! If we aren’t wealthy in cash today, we are in our Lord’s peace. If we don’t have properties, we’re rich just the same, for what’s Christ’s is ours too.
His Father’s mansion up there will soon be our home! “I go to prepare a place for you,” Christ promised. What richness will it be—not just in a billion years but through eternity!
The Facts About God’s Children’s Worldly Riches
Even though the Bible is full of divine promises for the possibility of a Christian to become rich, it is also taught that the “sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.” (Luke 16:8)
The devil even claimed ownership of the rich kingdoms of the world. Observe Matthew 4:8-9: “Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You [Christ], if You fall down and worship me.’”
A man can be rich even if he is not a Christian. The Christ-makes-you-rich message dominates the prosperity gospel pulpits. The good attitude and the positive thinking mantra to get rich overshadow their sermons. And to sound Christianese, they picnic on Malachi 3:10:
But God does not want to see His people less dependent upon Him. The apostles of Christ were not rich. Christ did not have the wealth of Bill Gates. All things being equal, millions of rich Christians also people the world. They are those supporting the spread of the Gospel.
Even God Cannot Help a Lazy Person Becomes Rich
As a poor person, can you be rich because of Jesus Christ? Of course, yes. Though the devil is the god of this world, Christ owns everything. In John 15:5, our Lord said that “without me, you can do nothing.”
Just bear in mind, however, that Christianity is not a good avenue for money making if your whole object is the accumulation of wealth. Love and serve Christ and your money will just follow according to His will.
Christianity is not “money, money, money.” Rather, it is about eternal life in heaven that is priceless.
Second, the accumulation of wealth is a formula, and one is risk taking, positivism, and the right attitude.
The patriarch Job was made rich by God, and the former’s formula was sheer faith, the keeping of good morals, and of course, hard work.
We don’t know the deep things of God. What was revealed in the Holy Scriptures in Psalm 24:33-34 is that “’A little sleep, a little slumber,A little folding of the hands to rest,’ Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like ran armed man.”
When the issue is preconceived laziness, then even God Himself cannot help you out of poverty.
Verses Related to Riches and God’s Blessings
I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.
After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them.
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you
About Naphtali he said: “Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing; he will inherit southward to the lake.”
From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.
2 Samuel 7:29
Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”
Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.
May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham.”
From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Selah
Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing the LORD your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it.
Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.”
As you have been an object of cursing among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.”
the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today;
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.
However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.
People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth.
See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse
2 Samuel 13:25
No, my son, the king replied. “All of us should not go; we would only be a burden to you.” Although Absalom urged him, he still refused to go, but gave him his blessing.
The best of all the firstfruits and of all your special gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give them the first portion of your ground meal so that a blessing may rest on your household.
2 Samuel 19:39
So all the people crossed the Jordan, and then the king crossed over. The king kissed Barzillai and gave him his blessing, and Barzillai returned to his home.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.
May those who pass by not say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing.”
“Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. ” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Then he said, “My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.” Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
Bible verses on Blessings
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies.”
This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.”
When such a person hears the words of this oath, he invokes a blessing on himself and therefore thinks, “I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way.” This will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.
Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the God of truth; he who takes an oath in the land will swear by the God of truth. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.
You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes. You take away my blessing from their children forever.
The hand and blessings of Christ upon our life require faith on His promises. Believe and be blessed with the peace of God and the eternal assurance from our Savior of a life after death. “Lazarus come forth!” Christ commanded and Lazarus woke up from the cold grave.