Daily Devotional to Share God Is Not Poor PSALM 50:12 NASB 12 "If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all it contains. HAGGAI 2:8 NASB 8 `The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' declares the LORD of hosts. You probably knew that God is rich. But have you thought about what that means? Since God is not poor, surely He would not desire His children to suffer poverty. Misunderstanding has developed because most Christians think Jesus was poor and that His followers should also be poor. Not necessarily true, but a strong tradition. Why did God create all the wealth of this world? Surely not for the devil and his crowd. God does not withhold good from us but desires blessing for all His children. If it were otherwise, God would not even be as good as earthly parents. Any court would condemn an earthly father, who, although rich, withheld support from his children. Should we think our Father God is any less loving and caring and giving than an earthly father? NO! Jesus taught that our Heavenly Father is much more gracious and generous than any earthly father. MATTHEW 7:11 NASB 11 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! Just because you have not yet received the fullness of God's blessing does not mean God does not desire that you have it. We must grow up and quit blaming God. Instead, we should seek Him for understanding and help so that we may receive all God has for us. Yes, God warns against trusting in riches or being deceived by them. Anything can be dangerous if not used properly. Fire can maim and kill, yet properly controlled it is a great blessing. So it is with money. God is not against His children having wealth. He just does not want us to trust in it and worship it. PSALM 35:27 NASB 27 . . ."The LORD be magnified, who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Let's line our thinking up with the Bible and quit letting the devil rob us of the blessings God intends for us. SAY THIS: God is my wealthy Father Who loves me and delights to bless me.