Deut. 8:18 ¶ And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
This is a powerful verse that contains God’s plan for provision for His people and His kingdom. Notice this beautiful Hebrew word- power – koaḥ – Mounce word book defines this word as “strength, power, might, ability; often physical strength and the vigor of good health, sometimes simply ability to accomplish an action”. The Lord is telling us that He imparts to each of us ability, endurance, power, and favor to be productive in this life. This enabling from the Lord comes from His anointing on our lives. This Hebrew word – koah – is the equivalent of the New Testament word DUNAMIS. The Lord anoints and equips His people to perform and produce beyond the natural expectations for whatever situation they may be in. Here are some thoughts from Adam Clarke on today’s verse.
“God-giveth thee power to get wealth. Who among the rich and wealthy believes this saying? Who gives wisdom, understanding, skill, bodily strength, and health? Is it not God? And without these, how can wealth be acquired? Whose is providence? Who gives fertility to the earth? And who brings every proper purpose to a right issue? Is it not God? And without these also can wealth be acquired? No. Then the proposition in the text is self-evident: it is God that giveth power to get wealth, and to God the wealthy man must account for the manner in which he has expended the riches which God hath given him.”
That is incredible!! The Lord provides the seed, the sun, and the rain; and He causes the seed to sprout and flourish and bring forth the harvest. In the same way the Lord gives us natural talents and then enhances and multiplies them by His Spirit. He places us in circumstances for us to use our talents and then gives us favor for them to bring abundant harvest.
Here is the most important part, this verse says God does all these things to establish His covenant. He prospers us for the advancing of His kingdom. Understanding that is critical for you to rise to your full potential. The Lord’s eyes search throughout the land for those He can trust to advance His work, that’s where His blessing comes to full completion.