Paul Dhinakaran

Faithful with godly fear

Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
13 Jun
Dear friend, today’s word for meditation is from Proverbs 28:25, “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper.” There was a greedy woman who was lusting after young Joseph. Joseph as the chieftain among all the servants of the house of Potiphar. The wife of that man lusted after Joseph and said, “Joseph, come lie with me.” But Joseph said, “I fear God and I want to be faithful to my master so I will not commit that sin.” But she framed him and got him arrested. She was a greedy woman. But because Joseph was so faithful and trusted in the Lord’s judgment, God raise him up to be next to pharaoh.

Yes, a person who trusts in the Lord will prosper. Men might ask you to do several things to please them but as you fear the Lord and do not succumb to it God will honor you. Surely Abraham did that. In Genesis 22:2, God said to Abraham, “I gave you a son in your old age and now would you give him to me as a sacrifice?” Abraham was not greedy. His heart was only tuned to obey God at all circumstances. Whatever sacrifice God wanted him to make, He was ready to say yes. When he was about to sacrifice his son to obey God, God said, “Stop Abraham. Now I know you fear God. Now I know you are obedient to me” (Genesis 22:12).
Then God blessed him and prospered him and today he has a big nation after his name. Israel calls him father. A man who trusts in the Lord will prosper. Not listening to the words of the world, not listening to the threatening of authority, not succumbing to the greedy women/men of this world but obeying God and walking righteously brings prosperity. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. (Proverbs 29:25) Avoid all kinds of greediness for the Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:6, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” May God give you this grace.
Loving Father,

Give me grace to have a heart that trusts You and obeys You at all cost and live righteously. Help me to flee from all the snares people lay up in my life. Help me to be godly and have a content heart. Give me grace to fear You and flee from sin.

In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.

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