Does God Promise You Riches if you are faithful?
does God really promise riches to those who...
Were all of God’s servants in the past wealthy?
Yes, many of God’s faithful servants in the past—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, to name just a few—were rich. Does this mean, however, that God will make everyone who serves him rich?
Did the fact that Mary was poor mean that she did not have God’s blessing?
Please I need anser to these questions
No. God does not promise to make you wealthy if you follow Him.
Jesus was poor. He told others to give what they had to the poor and follow him. He would have been a hypocrite if he didn't do the same. The apostles were poor. Many of the saints were poor. Many of the prophets were poor.
Being rich does not mean you are blessed by God. Being poor does not mean you lack God's blessing. God does give wealth to some, but these people are instructed to share what they have with those in need. God uses the poor to judge the rich.
Beware of ministers who teach that God wants you to be wealthy. They are just telling you what they think you want to hear so that they can get your money. They are wolves among the sheep.
They claim God's blessing but in fact they are cursed, because they have traded what is precious (their salvation) for what they can accumulate in this lifetime.
God has never promised to make anyone wealth, nor does he believe we need financial wealth. Nothing we accumulate through financial gain is permanent. Our immortal spirits donot require this sort of wealth, but God's Grace is priceless.
God does what he wants to when he wants to in whatever circumstances he wants to.
David killed a man and took his woman.
There are a myriad number of examples of God blessing people who were unholy and unworthy but God did what he wanted to do.
The Jews were unworthy of the blessings he heaped on them and still God kept his promises to them.
Which one of you will question what God does and why he does it.
I keep hearing pastors saying "God can't bless sin" yet the bible has many examples of people being blessed by God all the while they are sinning.
It is common to hear people say that God is not a respecter of persons yet the bible has personal encounters where God listens to the opinions of individual persons and decides to go along with what they are saying or what they desire.
It appears that when you are God you can always make exceptions to your rules.
Didn't JC say that, 'It would be far easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it would be for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven'?
Well wealth is relative. There are a great many middle class Americans (most of whom can afford health care but begrudge medical cover to those that cannot) who do not consider themselves rich but by some standards (say the standards by which a child dying of malnutrition/malaria in a third world country would judge them) could be considered fabulously wealthy. Many of these people attend church and consider themselves 'saved'.
So we have to ask the question: who is right and who is wrong here? Is JC's definition of who won't be going to heaven wrong? Or is it middle class America's (and middle everywhere else's - to be fair) assumption that they are all going to paradise (remember - there is only one other alternative destination) that is in error?
He promises heavenly riches to those who accept Jesus and serve God. Riches could mean three things.
First, riches can mean earthly wealth.
Second, riches can mean heavenly wealth, riches that are stored up in Heaven for those who serve and follow him. The more obedient you are, the more riches God stores up in Heaven for you.
Third, riches can mean spiritual blessings, such as to be rich in spirit. God can reward your obedience by giving you knowledge, or wisdom, or discernment, or healing, or even just overall happiness. The list goes on and on.
Riches does not always have to mean money. God can, and does sometimes bless those financially who serves Him, but not always. Sometimes instead of a financial blessing, He may give you a spiritual blessing. It all depends on what He wants for you and you life, and however He does bless you, you can be sure that it is for the best.
As far as finances, and really everything in life goes, God has promised us He will always meet our needs in this life. That does not always include our wants. We may want more money, but He may only provide just enough to get by. He may do this to strengthen your trust and faith in Him, or for a variety of other reasons.
So, being rich with money really doesn't have anything to do with whether God favors a person or not. What I mean is, wicked people can be rich and followers of God can be poor. But whether he realizes it or not, the follower of God is more blessed than the wicked. Whatever blessing God pours out upon the follower of God will ALWAYS outweigh the things of the wicked. Just look at salvation. Even if all throughout your life you have nothing but just enough food and provisions to survive and even if you are homeless, if you have accepted Jesus as your savior and do your best to be obedient to God, your place is in heaven when you die. And really, what is one lifetime measured against all of eternity? When you are in heaven after this life, do you think you're going to care about the years of suffering you had in this life? Of course not, because you will be with your Father in Heaven, happier than you can imagine, and you will never have to deal with anything negative ever again. That is the plan of God for His children.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. God bless.
In the Old Testament, there was a promise of prosperity to the nomadic Israelites when they reached the promised land and also to the kings that obeyed that heeded God's word - a symbol, I believe, of the ultimate promise of Heaven that would be made available to all men. The new covenant with God engineered by Christ's work on Calvary makes that promise available now. And under this new covenant, God promises to supply our needs if we seek His kingdom first. While this is not wealth, it's an assurance and promise from God that will more than sustain you through this life - for God will not withhold any good thing from His children (Matt. 7: 7-12). And who can out-give God? However, if we concern ourselves with accumulating wealth or becoming wealthy we move dangerously close to serving "mammon" instead of God. Our comfort and peace should always be in the fact that we are performing God's will faithfully.
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