The Fountain Day 73: Melting Envy

I don’t know about you, but I am really challenged with seeing wicked people amass wealth, when those who would use it for the kingdom struggle.  It’s hard to watch the Bill Gates of the world accumulate wealth and then suddenly become “experts” in everything…when honestly, it’s only their wealth that gives them such latitude.  They don’t know more than anyone else…people are just afraid to call them out because their money controls so much. 

We can’t avoid the fact that money gives influence.  It’s the way of the world.  But here’s the thing…I believe with all my heart that we are about to see a huge transfer of wealth from the wicked to the godly…

Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.  A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.  Proverbs 13:21-22

When we ask Jesus into our hearts, we become righteous.  Now remember, we alone can never be righteous…it’s only through Jesus.  But when He comes to reside within us, we are righteous.  Let the knowledge of where that righteousness comes from, keep you humble. 

With all that in mind, we can rest assured that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for us!  What a wonderful promise.  We are promised good things as a reward. 

Many people will say, “It’s not right to expect reward for doing good for God.”  But right here in scripture it is promised.  Why are so many believers afraid to believe for and receive God’s promises?  It’s not wrong to look forward to something that God has designed for us.  Something that is set apart…for those who are set apart…

So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid.  For when they die, they take nothing with them.  Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.  In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success.  But they will die like all before them and never again see the light of day.  People who boast of their wealth don’t understand; they will die, just like animals.  Psalm 49:16-20 

No matter what we accumulate on this earth…it won’t be worth anything in eternity.  Everyone will die, unless God just takes us away.  Which would be awesome.  But one thing is certain, we will all face Him one day…the wealthy and poor alike.  When we stand before Him on that glorious day…He will have no concern for the amount of wealth we have accumulated. 

Keep focused on the eternal things, and God will supply the rest.  You can count on it. 

As God begins to transfer wealth, we must be in a position of receiving, and then we must walk the walk of good stewardship…always remembering who it all truly belongs to…

As we close today, I’d like to leave you with this blessing from Numbers.

May the Lord bless you and protect you.  May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.  Numbers 6:24-26