Today's Inspiration:

13 - Good Success begins with
Recognising the True Riches in Life!

1 Chronicles 9:
26 For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites.
And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
27 And they lodged all around the house of God because they had the responsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

The Lord Jesus said this in Luke 16:
11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth,
who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

In the account from the book of Chronicles, we have an example of faithful men, the gatekeepers, who had charge over the treasuries of the house of God. We see in these gatekeepers, that they were serious about their responsibilities. They arranged their living accommodations in such a way that it was easy for them to open the house of God every morning.

Yesterday, we considered the first lesson we can learn from their example: they arranged their lives around God's priorities.

The second lesson is that they opened the house of God every morning.
This shows us what we need to do every morning of our lives:
we must begin by opening our hearts and lives to God every morning.
This must become a habit of living for us, like brushing our teeth or getting dressed to go out each day.

In this time of opening our hearts and lives to the Lord every morning, we begin to open up to True Riches.
True Riches does not just cover the things we need physically, for which money is required.
True Riches also covers all the needs we have which money cannot buy for us.

True Riches means having all my physical needs supplied and in addition, having all the other things I need daily for purposeful living, supplied also.

You may wonder, What I could ever need, that money cannot buy?
Here are a few things for you to think about:

Knowing my true worth as a person to the Lord!
Having a living and growing faith in the Lord!
Having people who love me, and whom I can love!

These are just 3 things that money cannot buy, which fall into the category of True Riches, which you need in order to live successfully.

Father, I want to cultivate the habit of opening my heart and life to You every morning, so that You can begin to change me, so my life honours You in every area of living,
in Jesus' name,

Next installment tomorrow, God willing!
See you then, and meanwhile,
Have a great day walking with Jesus,
Sol Wise.