Who is truly blessed by God? Jesus said it was those who hear God’s Word and keep it. It is one thing to hear, another to understand, and yet another to obey. Jesus refers to those who obey God’s Word after both hearing and understanding it. To serve God is a greater blessing than all the wealth of the world.
And we pray:
Teach me, O Lord, to value Your Word and the obeying of it, far above all earthly possessions. We who have received God’s Word and obeyed it from the heart should praise God for His work in and through us. Let us count it a blessing and not an achievement to boast of if we are found in the path of holiness.