Want to know how YOU can have a life full of PEACE?
Want to know the real secret to attracting WEALTH to YOU?
Want to know how YOU can get your FORTUNE?
Want to know how YOU can always have plenty of SPENDING MONEY without affecting your fortune?
Want to know how YOU can have the ultimate PROTECTORlooking out for YOU?
Then pay close attention because YOU are about to DISCOVERthe ANSWERS…
Job 22:21-26 tells us, “Acquaint now thyself with him (God/Jesus), and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.”
Now, it is CRITICAL that you pay real close attention as we extract the SECRETS from these verses…
“Acquaint now thyself with him” – Here, we are instructed to get to know the Lord, to develop a relationship with Him.
“at peace” – This defines the state of mind of the person who is truly acquainted with the Lord. On the other hand, those who are not acquainted with the Lord crave constant entertainment and recreation or they will go absolutely CRAZY…because they have no real peace.
“good shall come unto thee” – For those who are truly acquainted with the Lord, good comes to them. Notice that itCOMES to them. In contrast, those who are not acquainted with the Lord are chasing and pursuing. Then, for the few who actually “catch” what they are chasing, they then discover that it wasn’t what they really wanted so they take off pursuing something else. And, they can never attain what they really want because what they are looking for comes from God.
“lay up his words in thine heart” – The Bible gives us the ability to acquaint ourselves with the Lord. And, it gives us the information we need to take the ALL IMPORTANT next step…
“If thou return to the Almighty” – Here’s the condition. Here’s what you’ve got to do if you want the promises fulfilled in your life. This is the HINGE POINT upon which every thing you want swings.
“thou shalt be built up” – Who wants God to build them up? I certainly do!
“thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles” – Iniquity is defined as wickedness, sinfulness, and immorality. And here’s why you WANT to put it away from your heart, home, and business (tabernacles). Iniquity takes away. It drains. It steals. It destroys. It results in the opposite of all the good that God wants in YOUR life.
“Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks” – Some of your fortune will be made up of smaller INCOME-PRODUCING ASSETS(dust) but yet they are still very valuable because they minimize your risk. Some of your fortune will be made up of biggerINCOME-PRODUCING ASSETS (stones).
“Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence” – Who wants God to be their protector and defender? I certainly do!
“thou shalt have plenty of silver” – This is the money to pay for expenses, utilities, needs, and enjoyment of life. This is yourSPENDING money and is distinctly separate from yourFORTUNE.
“thy delight in the Almighty” – God’s blessings in your life should cause you to want to get even better acquainted with Him and cause you to want to turn to Him even more.
“lift up thy face unto God” – At the very core of your being, you should want to look up to God with praise and thanksgiving. And, when God sees your praise and thanksgiving, He will bless you even more.
Think about what you have just read. I mean really think about it. In fact, go back to the top of this post and reread the whole thing.
It is my opinion that this setting of scripture better describes the kind of life God wants His people to have than any other setting of scripture.
And, as you noticed, this setting of scripture is contained in the book of Job. As you probably know, the entire book is the story of Job going through hardship, heartbreak, sickness and disease, and poverty.
Guess what? You too will find hard and difficult times in your walk with God. BUT, just as it was with Job, they are short-term and temporary situations where God is “trying” you to see if you truly love and trust Him above all else.
So, get acquainted with God through His Son Jesus Christ and gain these powerful benefits and blessings – PEACE, WEALTH,PROTECTION – in YOUR life.
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