Deuteronomy 8:5-9 (NKJV) 5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you. 6 “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

God has a way of manifesting to us our own rebellious nature so that we might more fully appreciate His mercy and grace. God promised to prosper Israel in the land He has given them. But as Christians, it is wrong to use these verses for prosperity preaching. God does not promise to prosper us with the temporal things of this world if we have great faith. Yes, there are many Christians who are well-off, and they praise God for it. This is true, that all good things are from God. But that is not what God has promised us. This is the promise to us who believe: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3 NKJV). My friend, there are no verses in the New Testament in which God promises to bless us with temporal things of this world. However, God has promised us spiritual blessings. Yes, there are wonderful Christians who are financially comfortable, and they do a lot of good things with their wealth for others. But wealth is not the measure of God’s blessings. The really blessed children of God are blessed with spiritual blessings and not with the temporal things of this world. Spiritual blessings bring lasting joy and happiness. This is why Christians who are spiritual blessed actually do more for God than anyone else. It is like the account of the poor widow who gave two mites. Of who Jesus said to His disciples “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood” (Mark 12:43-44 NKJV). People who are blessed spiritually do more for the cause of Christ. And God has promised us spiritual blessings. My friend, enjoy the riches of the spiritual blessings God has given you, and use those blessings for the cause of Christ.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.