(Proverbs 10:22-32) – “It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.”
Real blessings are found with God.
God’s blessings are rich blessings.
If you have lots of blessing from God, you are a very rich person indeed.
The state of every person who has become an adopted child of God through Jesus is that they are co-heirs with Jesus.
Because every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places belongs to Christ, His grace in salvation has caused those same blessings to be extended to us. (Ephesians 1)
The text says that He adds no sorrow to those blessings. But wait…
Doesn’t Jesus Himself indicate to us that our lives as Christians would be filled with tribulations and trials?
Yes. But the sorrow that God is referring to there is of a different nature.
The type of sorrow that is meant here is the type that comes when the seeking of blessing is done in an ungodly way.
Yes, you receive blessing, but if done in an ungodly way, there will be ungodly sorrow attached.
Not cool. The ends don’t justify the means.
The blessing of God is always coupled with a walk of integrity. The blessing of the Lord makes someone spiritually rich, and there is no ungodly sorrow attached.
And in the midst of trial and tribulation, my godly sorrow is attached to joy and hope-filled expectation. Praise God.