31 Days of Power: Day 1

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

POWER TO GET WEALTH

"And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
(Deuteronomy 8:17-18)

How is power described in this passage?


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  1. In this passage, I see power being compared and contrasted. In the first verse, we see power from the human perspective: I did this, I did that, my money, etc. In the following verse, we see another view of power--God's. As humans, we tend to brag and boast about what we have, and we tend to complain about what we don't have. The issue with this is that we had to have the strength or the ability to receive the things that we DO have from somewhere. For example, the cars that we have are the result of having a job that pays us money to buy the car, and the job is the result of us putting in an application to obtain employment, and the decision to offer us this job is the result of the employer finding favor with our credentials, which is the result of God allowing us to have the proper characteristics and talents necessary for that particular position. When we begin to look at the PROCESS, and NOT the PRODUCTS in life, we will begin to see that a force outside of ourselves had to be at work in order for our "wealth" to be obtained.

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    1. Amen Kristel!

      How true of a response this is! We like your comparisons of human versus spiritual perspective and how we should focus on the process not the products. This is an awesome description of power!

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  2. Only God can give power and when u put him first then he can grant u power and wealth

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    1. Amen to your response! Thank you so much for swapping with us today on God giving us power only when we put him first.

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  3. God's strength given to us. AMEN

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  4. Poweris described as belonging to the LORD and HE giving it as HIS covenant promise.

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  5. This passage showed me that God is the One who supplies all my need. On my own, I am incapable of being wealthy. Wealthy in this passage is describing more than just finances, the original word breaks down wealth to mean virtue, valor, strength, and riches. What my goal is now that this scripture is in my mind, is to continue to trust & serve God knowing that He will provide!

    Shanita

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  6. This passage is telling me we cannot do anything without God. God will supply all our needs..

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  7. This passage reminded me that God gives us the power to get wealth; not to look for it in a certain job, position, or status, the wealth (which also means resources, virtue, strength). Wealth is not a bad thing if it is God that grants it! Also, this passage taught me to not let the desire for money make me forget God. His Divine Providence is God taking care of me because I cannot.

    Melanie

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