Proverb for the Day 10:22 — Blessings!

The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

This verse says two things about the blessing of the LORD, it brings riches and it does not bring sorrow. This doesn’t mean that things are never difficult or unpleasant or that we will become absolutely wealthy. But it does say that God will bring nice stuff into our lives and the things He does in our lives are not designed to bring sorrow to us.

The blessing of the LORD sounds a lot like wisdom. Wisdom in Proverbs also does not bring trouble into our lives and does bring a level of material blessings with it. I assume that the blessing of the LORD is basically synonymous to the wisdom Solomon speaks about so frequently. The same attitudes and openness that helps us apply wisdom also plugs us into the blessing of the LORD.

This verse has been special to me for 38 years. On my wedding day, my missionary father-in-law quoted these words during the ceremony. I have found them to be wonderfully true in my life. And I’m not special – this promise is for you, too!