“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
I believe this passage is one of the clearest passages showing that if we but love God we will be blessed.
I want to take a moment and dispel a myth that has caught on in recent years. When you love God you will be successful. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Just because you love the Lord doesn’t mean you will be successful person financially.
This passage is saying that “all things work together for the good of those who love God.” It doesn’t say what you want will happen. It clearly states that God will take care of you according to his purpose. I have known many people who know the Lord and love him become very successful, but on the other hand I have also seen many who aren’t successful, by the world’s standards, who love God just as much.
What defines success? Where you are today doesn’t define you, who you serve is what defines you. Let us not forget from where our blessings come. We are to praise him in the valley and storm just as much as we are to praise him on the mountaintop. Shall we Love the Lord? For surely those who are called will be blessed beyond measure either in this world or the next.