Does God promise blessings in this life or in the life to come?
These six passages exhort Christians to meditate on God’s word and trust Him to find favor.
Blessed is the person who does not
follow the advice of wicked people,
take the path of sinners,
or join the company of mockers.
Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD
and reflects on his teachings day and night.
He is like a tree planted beside streams—
a tree that produces fruit in season
and whose leaves do not wither.
He succeeds in everything he does.
Do not let mercy and truth leave you.
Fasten them around your neck.
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will find favor and much success
in the sight of God and humanity.
Whoever gives attention to the LORD’s word prospers,
and blessed is the person who trusts the LORD.
The plans of a hard-working person lead to prosperity,
but everyone who is always in a hurry ends up in poverty.
A good name is more desirable than great wealth.
Respect is better than silver or gold.
The rich and the poor have this in common:
the Lord is the maker of them all....
On the heels of humility (the fear of the LORD)
are riches and honor and life.
Proverbs 22:1-2, 4
Whoever confesses and abandons them receives compassion.
A greedy person stirs up a fight,
but whoever trusts the LORD prospers.
Proverbs 28:13, 25