The blessing of the Lord makes rich,and he adds no sorrow with it.
I introduced my kids to an inciteful concept when they were young. I told them, “There’s a way to live your whole life without ever getting a spanking.” They looked at me in awe, as if I had just given them the directions to buried treasure. “How, dad, how can we do that?” “Well it’s simple,” I said, “Just do the right things and you’ll never get into trouble.” You could’ve heard a pin drop as the frowns overtook their faces. If we strive to do what is right, if we aim high, if our desire is to follow Christ, only good can come from it. We will fall and we will stumble, but as long as our eyes are fixed on Jesus Christ our lives will be more full of joy than we could have ever imagined. A joy that will overflow and lead people to salvation.