The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22.
I recently noticed that male residents from a particular unit wear Afro hair style. I was lost in wonder why they should all wear similar hair style.I soon realized that their unit consultant has the same hair style. This is Mentorship taken to a new level; a great teacher & a skilled surgeon. Maybe in admiration and reverence, they also imbibed similar habit. What happens when they change postings and their new mentor is bald?
But come to think of it, having similar hair styles does not translate to skills and competence. Similar means resemblance but not identical. Wealth & Riches are similar to blessing but not identical. The covenant produces exactly the same result in every generation. The life of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are identical with predictable outcome. The word of God is his covenant and it proved true in their lives. The same word is alive &active today, producing the same effect & influence.
“He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:”Psalms 105:8-10.
The everlasting covenant has generation influence and effect. God is too faithful to fail; the covenant is his blessing platform. Riches without sorrow is his reward; durable riches. Riches without blessing is fake or imitation; low priced without quality.
Imitations announce the existence of the original product. The covenant does not produce imitation nor fakes; “so shall thy seed be”. Seek the blessing and obtain durable riches; not vice versa. God is the only giver of blessing, the covenant distributes durable riches. If it is not a blessing, it cannot be without sorrow.
“Riches and honour are with me;yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”Proverbs 8:18-21.