Wealth and the Covenant
“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them”
– Psalm 25:14.
God wants to share His ‘secrets’ with you, revealing to you who He is and what He is doing in the earth. He especially wants to reveal to you His covenant ways, showing you the riches of the benefits for you as a part of the covenant. One aspect of the covenant is described in Deuteronomy and it has to do with wealth and the need to be faithful to the Lord:
“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed”
– (Deuteronomy 8:17-19).
Do you understand that God is a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God? Do you understand the terms of the covenant or agreement you have made with Him? Are you taking full advantage of the covenant blessings that are yours as part of the covenant?
Today’s reading – Psalm 21-25
John Stanko was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Duquesne University where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics in 1972 and 1974 respectively.
Since then, John has served as an administrator, teacher, consultant, author, and pastor in his professional career. He holds a second master’s degree in pastoral ministries, and earned his Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh in 2011.
John founded a personal and leadership development company, called PurposeQuest, in 2001 and today travels the world to speak, consult and inspire leaders and people everywhere. From 2001-2008, he spent six months a year in Africa and still enjoys visiting and working on that continent, while teaching for Geneva College’s Masters of Organizational Leadership and the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most recently, John founded Urban Press, a publishing service designed to tell stories of the city, from the city and to the city.
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