Friday, March 10, 2017

Responsibility of Prosperity

Today’s Bible Reading:  Deuteronomy 13-15; Galatians 1
Topic: Responsibility

SCRIPTURE:  Deuteronomy 15:6

6 For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. (Deut 15:6 NIV)


This is a lesson in the responsibility for prosperity. God does not bless us just so that we alone may enjoy the blessing; He blesses us that we may in turn be a blessing to others.


I believe this is one of the reasons for God’s continued blessings upon the United States. We are the most prosperous nation on earth today. We, as a nation, give generous aid to other nations, many of whom seem ungrateful, but we still help them. We take our responsibility to lead in the world without dominating. Yet, we will not allow other nations to dictate to us.

Also, in light of this passage, dare I pose the question: Is the fact of our ever looming national debt a sign that God’s hand of blessing is lifting away from our nation? Lending to others is only half of the equation –  “…you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.”

We must ever continue to be good as a nation, perpetuating good godly principles. May the USA never lose sight of that greater purpose lest our prosperity and world position be lost.


Lord, watch over, guide and protect our nation. May we be used by You for Your purposes. May we ever revere You and the values You have commanded. May we thus continue to enjoy the prosperity enjoyed from Your hand. In Jesus’ name. Amen.  -AP

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