(Pro 10:22) The blessing of Jehovah itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (MKJV)
(Pro 10:22)The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (KJV)
This probably was my Aunt’s favorite verse as she often quoted it before she ate. She lived a full life and was in this life a true warrior for the Lord rarely sick and always in a good encouraging mood. She always spoke positive things in your life and always had a word from the Lord for you. Everyone affectionately called her Dear because that she was a Dear soul who loved the Lord.
My cousin and I would often talk about how she would quote this scripture before she would eat. Growing up it always sounded good but really bore no real significance in my life. As I grew in grace and knowledge I grew to understand both the significance as well as the importance of this verse. You see as we go through life we face problems sometimes however you may get a major blessing a new job, a raise, a house, whatever some thing good may happen only to be followed by something awful.
This is where my Aunt’s favorite verse gains its significance. We must always remember that God’s Blessings do not come with something attached to them especially as the scripture says he does not add sorrow to it. We must realize that the negative comes from the enemy. Scripture also says (Jer 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (KJV) (Jer 29:11) I will bless you with a future filled with hope–a future of success, not of suffering.
(Joh 10:10)The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (KJV) (Joh 10:10) A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. (CEV).
God does not want his children to suffer, he does not want us sick, poor, rejected, depressed, confused, anxious, sad, despondent, none of this. Jesus also says (Mat 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls. (Mat 11:30) For My yoke iseasy, and My burden is light. God does not lie nor does his son Jesus Christ. When we have trouble, become sick, or whatever the situation is. It is not of God. It could be the result of our own doings, an attack of satan, or just a result of this sinful world we live in.
Remember God Loves you so much that he created you and allowed you to be born and he has great expectations of you if you follow his divine plan and purpose for your life. Remember what Dear used to say The blessing of Jehovah itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Be Encouraged and Blessed You Can Make It !!!