From Proverbs 10:22.
If God were to give you a gift, what aspects would it have? Or how can we know that something really comes from Him? The answer is in this proverb. The blessings that come from God have a certain completeness about them and always bring us peace with contentment. Not that everything in life will go perfectly well but if we look back after a while we will say, that has been good for me.
Ladies, have you ever bought an outfit, jewelry, or household item that you were excited about but a few days later regretted getting? And gentlemen, ever got a car, electronic device or even property that made you rue the day you acquired it? We have all had similar experiences and if we are honest we would admit that we probably did not consult God prior to getting whatever it was that brought us frustration.
Solomon, the author of this proverb experienced God’s blessing in every aspect of life. He was wise, had good health, was wealthy and lived in peace (free from war) throughout his reign. So, are God’s blessings permanently fulfilling no matter what? The simple answer is no. Because we ourselves can add sorrow to what God has given us–if we cease from following His guidance. In the latter years of his life, Solomon was no longer faithful to the Lord and experienced a lack of peace and sense of emptiness. Everything God had given him seemed worthless and brought him no joy.
Likewise, if we lose sight of God then His (material) blessings will start to feel hollow. And believe it or not that is a good thing. Because it will lead us back to Him, as we seek the contentment we had.
The blessing of God makes us rich beyond the material. So if you’ve prayed to be blessed with something, be sure it will come with peace and contentment. And when you do receive do not lose sight of the Lord.