“But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJB)
Let me set something straight – probably not with many – but this verse is more about God’s people being obedient to Him and His blessing them for their faithfulness. Too many times folks take this to mean that God gave Hebrew people the gift of making wealth; and that has passed on to all who will believe this verse.
Thinking of Deuteronomy 8:18, “…For it is He that gives you power to get wealth…” a portion of the verse. God has already given them the wealth of many of the lands they have come through. I mean have you noticed the kings Og and Sihon were defeated, their lands given to two and one half of the tribes of Israel. God delivered the enemies of Israel into their hands.
Let us remember that Deuteronomy was written as they waited at or near the Jordan River for God’s timing to cross and for Moses to go be with the LORD eternally. Moses was taking good advantage of the time he had remaining reminding the people of God’s commandments, and their growing faith in Him.
The Christian of 2018 must do some remembering too. We must remember what God did for Israel. It is a sure evidence that all He did for Israel He will also fulfill His promises to the Body of Christ [His Church], as well – and maybe more so.
“Power to get wealth”; to establish, fulfill, complete what He promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is GOD who blesses His people with what we have. He gives us strength for each day. He keeps us through each night to awaken each morning and go up to worship Him. It is GOD who gives us family, friends, and even our enemies. All are His blessing in some way. He blesses His people with what we have materially and spiritually. He even blesses us in carrying out His chastisement; that assures us that we are His.
We are His because we are bought with a price; the price of the blood, the life of His own dear Son Jesus Christ. He cares for those He has paid for. That is the Power to Get Wealth.