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30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.

Hebrews 11:30 (NKJV)

The book of Hebrews is all about faith. Faith can bring down the walls in your life. Just look at what faith did for the Israelites when the walls of Jericho fell down and they were able to defeat the enemy! You can’t please God without faith and with faith you can do some pretty incredible things! Believe God today to bring down the walls that are holding you back.

From the Nelson Study Bible:

It took faith for the warriors of Israel to destroy the walled city of Jericho by such unconventional means. Yet this act of faith brought the results they desired; God gave them victory over their enemies (Josh. 6).

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10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

2 Corinthians 9:10 (NLT)

From the Life Application Bible:

God gives us resources to use and invest for him. Paul uses the illustration of seed to explain that the resources God gives us are not to be hidden, foolishly devoured, or thrown away. Instead, they should be cultivated in order to produce more crops. When we invest what God has given us in his work, he will provide us with even more to give in his service.

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9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.

Proverbs 3:9-10 (NLT)

From the Life Application Bible:

This refers to the practice of giving to God the first and best portion of the harvest (Deuteronomy 26:9-11). Many people give God their leftovers. If they can afford to donate anything after the bills are paid, they do so. These people may be sincere and contribute willingly, but they are not obeying what God says. God wants the first part of our income. This demonstrates that God, not possessions, has first place in our life and that our resources belong to him (we are only managers). Giving to God helps us conquer greed, helps us properly manage God’s resources, and opens us up to receive God’s special blessings.

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10 For he sees wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever, their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. 12 Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain; he is like the beasts that perish. 13 This is the way of those who are foolish, and of their posterity who approve their sayings. 14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.

Psalm 49:10-14

From the Life Application Bible:

The rich and poor have one similarity: When they die, they leave all they own here on earth. At the moment of death (and all of us will face that moment), both rich and poor are naked and empty-handed before God. The only riches we have at that time are those we have already invested in our eternal heritage.

At the time of death, each of us will wish we had invested less on earth, where we must leave it, and more in heaven, where we will retain it forever. To have treasure in heaven, we must place our faith in God, pledge ourselves to obey him, and utilize our resources for the good of his Kingdom.

This is a good time to check up on your investments and see where you have invested the most. Then do whatever it takes to place your investments where they really count.

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12 When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him. 13 He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. 14 He acquired so many flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and servants that the Philistines became jealous of him. 15 So the Philistines filled up all of Isaac’s wells with dirt. These were the wells that had been dug by the servants of his father, Abraham.

Genesis 26:12-15 (NLT)

Just look at how God blesses His people! He blessed Isaac with a hundred fold harvest on his crops the same year he planted them! He became not only a rich man, but a very rich man according to the Bible. And look what the enemy will do when God blesses. In verse 14-15, the enemy became jealous of Isaac and tried to reverse God’s blessing. But it didn’t work. So don’t be discouraged when the enemy seems like he’s attacking. God’s blessing will overrule!

From the Life Application Bible:

God kept his promise to bless Isaac. The neighboring Philistines grew jealous because everything Isaac did seemed to go right. So they plugged his wells and tried to get rid of him. Jealousy is a dividing force strong enough to tear apart the mightiest of nations or the closest of friends. It forces you to separate yourself from what you were longing for in the first place. When you find yourself becoming jealous of others, try thanking God for their good fortune. Before striking out in anger, consider what you could lose – a friend, a job, a spouse?

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3 Live here as a foreigner in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. I hereby confirm that I will give all these lands to you and your descendants, just as I solemnly promised Abraham, your father. 4 I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 5 I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.”

Genesis 26:3-5 (NLT)

Think about what God is saying to Isaac in these verses. God told Isaac that he would be with him and bless him, why? Because of his father Abraham and the promise God made to him! This is known as the Abrahamic covenant. And isn’t it amazing?

God was going to bless Abraham’s son solely because of what Abraham did and who Abraham was. Not necessarily because of what Isaac did or because Isaac was something special. No, God blessed him because of the lineage he came from!

You can affect the generations with God’s blessing by listening to God and obeying what He has to say! Just look at verse 5. That explains why the blessings came not only to Abraham but to his seed! His children benefited! But you know what else is amazing? You can affect nations with God’s blessings, too! Just take a look at verse 4. Nations were blessed because of Abraham. Be a blessing to the nations and the generations!

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1 Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 106:1 (NLT)

What are you thankful for? We all have something to be thankful for. Thank God just because He’s good! Thank God for your family. Thank God for your health. Thank God for a roof over your head. Thank God for everything!

Have some fun, eat a whole bunch of food, and God bless!