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Summary: To show that the blessing of the LORD is to be desired rather than wealth of this world.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you want the blessing of the LORD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that the blessing of the LORD is to be desired rather than wealth of this world.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 10:22 (Amplified Bible)

10:22 The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for the blessing of the LORD in my life is JESUS, blessing from above, deep beneath and we are blessed with blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The LORD Himself have already made us rich and He wants us to enjoy these blessings with no body pain brought about by hard work and toiling.

VI. TITLE:

The blessing of the LORD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.

B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give moral instruction

D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Every born again has it already when they received the LORD, because it was given to Abraham. We are Israel(s) of GOD.

Genesis 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

Genesis 28:4 (Amplified Bible)

28:4 May He give the blessing [He gave to] Abraham to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land He gave to Abraham, in which you are a sojourner.

Galatians 6:16 (Amplified Bible)

6:16 Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule [who discipline themselves and regulate their lives by this principle], even upon the [true] Israel of God!

It contains 3-fold blessing wrapped in one:

a. bless with abundant increase of favors

b. name made famous and distinguished

c. a blessing to others

A. The blessing of the LORD makes one truly rich

"The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich,"

Blessing or "berakah" in Hebrew meaning: (occurred 69 times in the Old Testament)

1. benediction

2. prosperity

3. blessing, liberal, pool, present

Rich or "ashar" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to accumulate

2. chiefly to grow

3. to be rich

Psalms 37:22 (Amplified Bible)

37:22 For such as are blessed of God shall [in the end] inherit the earth, but they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

Psalms 107:38 (Amplified Bible)

107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and allows not their cattle to decrease.

Psalms 113:7-8 (Amplified Bible)

113:7 [The Lord] raises the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap and the dung hill,

113:8 That He may seat them with princes, even with the princes of His people.

Since it comes from the LORD, it will truly makes one rich.

Illustration:

The wealth of this world, is taken by hard work, has sorrow with it, and it can fly to the heavens and once in the heavens, the LORD will send it to the righteous.

Proverbs 23:5 (Amplified Bible)

23:5 Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

How to get it?

1. Don't set eyes on the wealth, money or riches instead set eyes on JESUS and remember JESUS.

Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)

8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

2. You can pray for it.

Joshua 15:19 (New King James Version)

15:19 She answered, "Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water." So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

Judges 1:15 (Amplified Bible)

1:15 And she said to him, Give me a present; since you have set me in the land of the South (the Negeb), give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

3. Tithes and offering can increase it. - Be a tither and seeder.

Malachi 3:10 (Amplified Bible)

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