The Children of Hashum

Nehemiah 7:22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight

Hashum is a word that suggests Opulence – amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation . God is not against abundance … in all His creation, we see an extravagance of grace, beauty and love …the waters of the ocean are inexhaustible …observe the sands of the sea shore, can we count them?

But God’s wealth has purpose. Every drop of water in the ocean has a reason for being created …and as man tampers with divine ecological balance, we see the ugly effects on the climatic equilibrium that is suddenly disturbed.

God gives wealth to establish His covenant … His will and plans require men and women of obedience who will put His thoughts in place. We are stewards of divine opulence and will account for resources in our care whether they are in the billions or few. The rich and wealthy are not excluded from God’s kingdom …only the wicked are. Do not seek after wealth, instead seek after God and then enjoy the wealth that follows if that is His will for your life. Be assured that there is an assignment for which comfort and means have been provided. Give generously and be sensitive to the needs and lack of others. God has put enough on earth for the world to be pleasant for all, but there is an evil hoarding by a few. Do not join the evil. God is not against enjoying the good things He has provided …but be cautions when excess tends to spiritual blindness. You will need more diligence and extra care in dividing the word of God to enter into what God has uniquely ordained concerning you and your wealth. Shun waste and boasting. Beware of pride. Know that in a moment all that you have gathered can be wiped away.

Verses for further meditation
Deut 8: 17- 18; 2 Chronicles 1:11-12

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Wealth can have wings … do not depend on them.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach me to be accountable for all you have entrusted n my care. Amen.

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