On the night of that day, the Lord gave us a verse in Exodus 23: 8 that says, “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous ". The following morning, the moment I turned on the radio, I heard a pastor say, “Because you have honored the Word of God by not taking that bribe, the Lord will bless you with many more folds than it”.
Truly said, three months later, my husband received a dividend and other benefits as much as sixteen folds much more than the amount of the bribery. Praise the Lord!
Solomon, a well known king of Israel that exceeded all the kings before and after him in wisdom and wealth , began his search for the real meaning of life. After various pursuits, frustrated by not finding satisfactory answers, he said, "...Everything is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 1 : 2).
He realized that the ability to truly enjoy life is a gift from God (Ecclesiastes 2 : 24 ) and the real happiness is indeed in the Lord and in obeying His Word. His conclusion for what matter most and best in life is, " Fear God and keep His commandments ...for God will bring every deed into judgment ..."
( Ecclesiastes 12 : 13, 14 ).
Indeed the fear of the Lord is the best in life as no one is able to escape the judgment seat of God and surely those who choose to fear Him will be blessed eternally as well as physically, as their righteous lifestyles will be pleasing in His eyesight.
Psalm 112 : 1
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in His commands