. . . and the desire of the righteous will be granted. (Pro 10:24b)
. . . the righteous has an everlasting foundation. (Pro 10:25b)
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (Pro 11:4)
Let us understand that when the Bible refers to the righteous it is talking about those who have been justified by Jesus Christ by accepting Him as their Savior. Now I’m going to share some thoughts about each verse shown above, in order.
- How often does the Bible say that God will give us the desires of our hearts? It may be stated in different ways, but this theme is mentioned in Ps 37:4-5; Ro 4:21; Jer 1:12; Mt 6:33; 7:7-8; Lk 11:9-10 as well as the first verse shown above. How often do you really believe and trust that the Lord wishes to give you the desires of your heart? Yes, we do need to live obediently to Him and to seek His kingdom, and as we are doing that, we have been encouraged by these Scriptures to ask Him to give us what we desire. So many people think only of monetary things, but what we desire may be the salvation of a loved one or the healing of a relationship or any of a number of other spiritually worthy things. And if you do need physical healing or financial blessings, the Bible gives us many promises to encourage our faith in these areas, as well. So, I encourage you to share your desires with the Lord.
- The foundation that the righteous have that is everlasting is Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone. (Mt 21:42; 1 Cor 3:11) In Him, we are secure and anchored, so don’t let go of your foundation of faith.
- Humanly speaking, people appreciate having more than enough money because it solves so many challenges and problems in the natural realm. But even more important than wealth (according to the Bible) is righteousness, because righteousness liberates us from spiritual death, and from the fear of physical death.
- Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (Jo 14:6, emphasis added)
- And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. (Rev 21:6, emphasis added)
Today we may rejoice in the blessings and the promises that God has given to us—His righteous, blessed children.