Blessed By The Lord
"The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first" (Job 42:12). "For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance" (Matthew 25:29). Both of these statements occur within the context of the call to be faithful to God. This faithfulness to God is not something in which man himself glories - "Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink?" (Matthew 25:37). In view of the Lord's blessing, His people say, "The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Saviour!" (Psalm 18:46).