So often we are so focused on what we are doing for God that we may be missing His focus on us. The word of God tells us in Proverbs 10:22,
“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
It is the blessing of the Lord that brings everything. It’s not based on anything we do, but rather His love for us. The word tells us even our faith works through His love. The word also tells us that through His love He leads us, guides, directs, gives, multiplies, and becomes wisdom to us. It is in His love that He is motivated to focus on us and give us “all things” to enjoy. After all, the Lord has told us that the greatest of all things is love and for us to know that He, Himself, is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, 1 John 4:8)
The Greek word for ‘is” means to be. It means is, are, were, and have. As the word of God tells us, “God IS love.” We find He is saying, He is to be love in everything regarding us. He is love to us, He has love for us, and we are in His love always. It was this way, it has always been this way, and it is forever this way. Because of His love, He has blessed us and richly given us all things to enjoy.
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…” 1Timothy 6:17
Be reminded that it is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich. It is the blessing of the Lord that brings us the “abundantly simple life.” All things have come by what He has done for us and what He is doing for us; not by what we do for ourselves. It is the Lord’s desire that we know He has given us all things to enjoy!
To be able to enjoy all things, as this scripture reveals, clearly comes by not trusting in riches; riches of man’s abilities, ideas, thoughts, or opinions. It also clearly means not trusting in things, or in the riches of the world systems, philosophies or ideals – simply, not trusting in man’s achievements or our own abilities, but in the Lord’s blessing. It says in Deuteronomy 8:17-18, “Remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish his covenant….” He says clearly to not say in your own hearts that, “My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.”
It is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich in our person, in our lives, in our families, in our homes, in our jobs, in our finances. His blessing is for every area of our life and His plan is for us to enjoy “all things” through His love by His blessing.
Secondly, in 1 Timothy 6:17, it says to not be high-minded. High-minded is defined in the Greek as proud and arrogant. Having the revelation of who He is, what He has done, and what He is doing in our lives is the key to not being high-minded. Being high-minded means by your own hand and focusing on something else; our own abilities, or the achievements of others rather than the Lord’s doing for us, through His love and blessing.
As we embrace, by faith that it is His plan for us to have all things to enjoy by Him and through Him, it keeps us out of lofty thinking of our own abilities. As we embrace faith, and confess Him and His blessing, we find it’s simply by faith that we tap into it all.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
As we look to Him, diligently focusing on what He has done for us and what He has promised us in His word, faith, joy, rejoicing, happiness, hope, blessing, and life rises in our hearts; and that’s when we experience, “all things added to us,” that we can richly enjoy!