The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:12.
Reading through the grant document of a project some years ago, I couldn’t help but notice this phrase; “this project is funded by American tax payers money” This is not free money, some people have worked & saved for the benefit of others. Work gives worth; nothing works without work. Work is the sure path to blessing and greatness. God blesses the work of your hands; blessing is therefore the work of God. The work of your hand is your business, profession or career. So working is a prerequisite to blessing. Not working is the short cut from blessing; what will God bless? Work is not synonymous to going to work Many go to work but work not yet get paid for coming not for work done. The blessing converts every activity to productivity.
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:”Genesis 26:12-13.
The covenant is a work with God, the covenant is God at work, making great those that work with him. God is a hardworker, he rewards hardwork & make friends of hard workers. Blessing is God’s work, on the work of your hands. Poverty is the curse of not working or having no work with God. This is the distinction between working and going to work. Every society that celebrate indolence instead of hardwork is doomed to be poverty stricken. Working societies are properity driven, this is the covenant advantage. Prosperity therefore is the blessing of God & reward for work done.
“After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram:I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”Genesis 15:1.