|Today’s Scripture: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22|
Have you ever looked at the percentage of fruit juice on beverage labels? You will find everything from 0 to 100% juice; some will even add sugar to fruit juices that are already sweet. Others have artificial fruit flavors and lack any nutritional benefit at all.
Some claim “100% Juice*”. Often, you will find that asterisk implies, “100% juice plus other natural ingredients.” If you are adding something to the juice, is it still 100% pure? Obviously, by adding preservatives or vitamins and minerals, you are altering the juice. That is one of the reasons why fresh squeezed juice always tastes so much better – it doesn’t have anything added to it to distort the flavor.
SNAPPLE® has a slogan, “Made from the best stuff on Earth.”® Although you and their marketing team may have a difference of opinion on their drinks, their slogan indicates that they care about the ingredients that go into their beverages.
God doesn’t give blessings that are only 25% or 30% pure. God’s blessings are not watered down with filler – His blessings are all good. Not only is it 100% good, He doesn’t add anything to it. There is nothing that will alter His blessing. His blessings aren’t mixed with a touch of sorrow or grief; He only does good.
God is good all the time. He’s not mostly good, good sometimes, or good when things go your way. When He blesses, you will know it. There is no hint of disappointment in His blessings. Things may not always work out the way you wanted them to, but in the end, you will see God’s provision. God isn’t going to give you something that will harm you; He cares about you. Think about the blessings God has given you today, and thank Him for only giving the best stuff straight from Heaven.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.