Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
An older gentlemen with whom I regularly golf thanks God whenever he makes a birdie or a tough par. I told him one day that “God isn’t in the golf business.” He quickly retorted and shut me up by reminding me, “maybe not, but he’s in the blessing business.” The more I thought about it, I realized he was correct. God loves to bless his people. Blessings can be bestowed upon us by way of better jobs, new shoes, and pretty much everything else we don’t necessarily need, but receive anyway because of His greatness.
God doesn’t per se specialize in the car business, employment business, or clothing business, but His power and righteousness grant us blessings in these aspects in order to for us to glorify Him and better serve Him. Not only does He heal the sick and save the lost, but He also specializes in the small matters of our lives if we allow Him.
Our faithfulness is rewarded. We do not gain salvation by our goodness or any of our tarnished works. None of these are sufficient to merit any saving. However, He will bless our lives when we are faithful children of the King. Most of us will not have an earthly mansion or a luxury automobile as some may desire. We must frequently remind ourselves of Psalms 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” We will never be forgotten and all of our necessities will be provided from above. Remember that sleeve of Pro-v’s in that old golf bag you found?