“Yes, the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.” (Job 22:25 NKJV)
Now we see it! All the DNA markers of the strategic kingdom investor come from God himself. Our relationship with Christ is more precious than anything else.
As we navigate through life, we want to experience the resurrection power of Christ. He alone is the reward of this life we seek to experience to the fullest. In Philippians 3:10, the apostle Paul writes, “…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death…”
And in 2 Corinthians 1:20, Paul writes, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
Our relationship with God is the key to life, both in this world and in the one to come. Abram was exposed to this revelation:
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward’” (Genesis 15:1, NKJV).
No wonder Abraham had a mindset of “being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” (Romans 4:21, NIV). Abraham’s vision of God and his faith allowed God to work mightily in his life.
If we have the favor of our Creator, what else could we ever need? His protection and the reward of his presence are beyond compare!
Our relationship with God is a LIVING RELATIONSHIP. All the other things we consider of great value are perishable.
Christ alone can deliver us.
Christ alone can preserve us from evil.
Christ alone can grant us eternal life.
“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son”
(1 John 5:11, NKJV).
Truly, God is our gold as we bow to him and implore him to use us for his glory and for the expansion of his kingdom.
Today, ask yourself:
Do I appreciate the fact that God is my shield and my exceedingly great reward?
Source: Culled from SALM’s article in the Chronicle newspaper.