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Does God reward the Good?

I was reading Exodus yesterday and I noticed an awesome detail in the story. In the beginning of Exodus, Pharaoh puts out a command to all the midwives to kill all the male children of the Israelites. This was because Pharaoh feared the Israelite people because there were more Israelites than Egyptians. But the midwives didn’t head the commands of Pharaoh.

So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty. Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.

Exodus 1:20‭-‬21 NASB

So because of what the midwives did, they had households established for them. So God is one that rewards the good. He wants to bless people that fear Him and search after Him. And He is able to bless people in many ways. Let’s look at the patriarchs (Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.)

I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you. I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.

Genesis 17:6‭-‬7 NASB

When God came to Abraham to make a covenant with him, part of the promise of the covenant was that Abraham would be prosperous and fruitful. And we as Christians are part of a better convenant, we are called Children of God where we have full access to the Father.

Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 26:12‭-‬14 NASB

Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord , who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,’ I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.

Genesis 32:9‭-‬10 NASB

So we see that part of the promise of God is prosperity. And this is true for the covenant of Jesus Christ as well. He can bring us prosperity even here on Earth. But we must remember, that our provision comes from God not from money. There is a story in Luke chapter 12 where it talks about a rich man. This rich man had a very productive field that produced tons of grain. And in having all this grain he filled up his barns full. But he still had extra grain. So he decided to build new and bigger barns so that he could store it all. But God was displeased with this, as he was blessed and only thought of himself.

But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’  So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Luke 12:20‭-‬21 NASB

So God wants you to prosper, but if He gives you wealth and all you can do is use it for yourself, it is a waste. He would rather bless someone He can trust to do the right thing. So when you wonder why God doesn’t bless you, first ask if God can trust you.

And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:23‭-‬26 NASB

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