IICM - Daily Meditation – January 7,
“The Wealth of the Sinners is laid up for the just” Proverbs 13:22
By John Williams
It is paradoxical to see how the sinners and
the wicked people of this world seem to flourish and prosper in the world. The
saints and the servants of God may wonder as to why the sinners of the world
prosper, while the righteous (the saints and the servants of God) go through
financial hardship. The Bible says clearly that all the wealth that we see in
the hands of the sinners, have been laid for the just. (Proverbs 13:22) The task
of working hard and earning money and saving the wealth for the saints, has been
given to the wicked or the sinners. Therefore, when we see wealth in the hands
of the wicked, we should not be jealous and envious, but on the other hand
should be happy that at the right time the wealth will be transferred to them,
to bless the poor and to reach the ends of the world with the gospel.
There are other scriptures also in the Bible which confirms this fact.
God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up that he may give to him that is good before God. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. (Proverbs 28:8)
Further God has given to the saints several spiritual laws to multiply the little that they have into a lot by following god’s laws of “Giving”.
• Give and it shall be given back to you, a good measure, pressed down and shaken together, will man give back unto their bosom. (Luke 6:38)
• Bring ye all your tithes into the store house…., and prove me now, sayeth the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there will not be room to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)
• He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he when soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully.
(II Corinthians 9:6)
• God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. (II Corinthians 9:8)
Giving is the secret of receiving. The bible says that by giving no one has become poor, and by not giving no one has become rich!