2 Samuel 22:21-25, “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.”
A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about God rewarding those that do evil. If you have not read it, be sure to check it out. You can click HERE to read it. Today, I want to focus on God rewarding those that do good. Now, I am not talking about what is known as the “prosperity gospel.” This is the belief that God will bless you monetarily for doing what is right, and you will be rich if you love and serve God. I do not believe that is entirely Biblical. The Bible assures that God will supply our needs, but it doesn’t say that we will be rich if we love and serve God.
However, we will be rich in his blessings if we do that which is right. The Christian life is not as complex as many make it out to be. Like my previous post talks about, we will have to face the consequences of doing evil. However, if we are obedient, God will reward us with his blessings.
In the subject of separation, too many people have the mindset that they will be missing out on so much if they live a separated Christian life, but they are missing the point. It’s not about what are you are separating from; it’s about Who you are separating to and what we gain. We gain fellowship with God, and with that comes the blessings of God. When I teach the 1st graders on Sundays, every lesson always seems to come down to one thing. Did the person in the Bible story obey God? If they did not, things didn’t go well, and they had a rough life. If they did, things turned out well for them. Life won’t always be easy if we obey. We will go through trials, but I’d much rather go through a trial having the blessings of God on my life than go through the same trials without Him.
In the verses above, David states he tried to live righteously. He tried to live a clean life in the eyes of the Lord. May this be our prayer and our desire today. May we strive to live righteously and allow God to reward and bless us for our righteousness rather than punish and chasten is for our unrighteousness.