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A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
El hombre fiel abundará en bendiciones,
pero el que se apresura a enriquecerse no quedará sin castigo.
Blessings are sometimes thought to be riches or material goods. I have learned there are many more blessings than things like that. Just the birds singing are a blessing. A smile from a little child is a blessing. A salute from a soldier is a blessing. The laughter of our mates is a blessing. Yes, sometimes money or a material item can be a blessing, but only when we realize it came from our Heavenly Father. Many who are rich are miserable, because they are always trying to protect those riches. Yes, Proverbs have many answers, do you read them consistently?
2For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
3Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
4Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
5If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;
6Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.
2 Porque ¿qué galardón me daría de arriba Dios, y qué heredad el Omnipotente desde las alturas? 3 ¿No hay quebrantamiento para el impío, y calamidad inesperada para los que obran iniquidad? 4 ¿No ve Él mis caminos, y cuenta todos mis pasos? 5 Si anduve con mentira, y si mi pie se apresuró a engaño, 6 sea yo pesado en balanzas de justicia, y que Dios conozca mi integridad
Does God really owe us anything? Sometimes, we as people think He does. We owe God everything. I ask You my Father, to keep me and show me the path You desire for me. If I am misled or do wrong in Your eyes, please set me straight. I ask Your blessings my Lord, but most of all, let Your will be done.
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity.
que El me pese en balanzas de justicia, y que Dios conozca mi integridad.
Do each of us feel comfortable saying these words? How are our morals and integrity? Will the scales read in our favor when God weighs us? We cannot count the world’s standards of integrity; God’s standards are much different. I pray this also. Please weigh me Father and I ask your forgiveness for the wrongs I have done you.
7So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
9Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
7 Satanás salió de la presencia del SEÑOR, e hirió a Job con llagas malignas desde la planta del pie hasta la coronilla. 8 Y Job tomó un tiesto para rascarse mientras estaba sentado entre las cenizas. 9 Entonces su mujer le dijo: ¿Aún conservas tu integridad? Maldice a Dios y muérete. 10 Pero él le dijo: Como habla cualquier mujer necia, has hablado. ¿Aceptaremos el bien de Dios y no aceptaremos el mal? En todo esto Job no pecó con sus labios.
No matter who or what comes our way, if we stand strong in the promises of God, we will be blessed. We see how not only Satan came at Job, but his own wife did also. By standing strong in God, Job was very blessed in the end. Don’t give up or give in. There are blessings coming!