I Will Surely Bless You: Conclusion So, let’s apply the lessons we learned today to our lives. First, God has made promises to you, as he did to Abraham. He has made promises to Christians and non-Christians. For those of you who are not Christians, he promises that his wrath will be poured out on you. The wages of sin is death and that death is not annihilation but eternal death. You are an eternal being but destruction forever is what is promised to you if you do not turn from your sin and ask God for his mercy. For those of you who are followers of Christ, he has given you the promise of blessings and that you would inherit the earth. You need to act like it. Don’t act as a spoiled child obnoxious and arrogant but as the prodigal who has come to your senses after you wasted all that you had. Realize that you don’t even deserve to be a slave in God’s house let alone to be given a place of honor. So live humbly. I’m not sure what that looks like for you. Search your heart. Find the pride that lives there. Pride in your own accomplishments. Pride in your service to other people or even God. Pride in your possessions. Find the pride and kill it. Don’t make a day and parade pride down the street like the world. Take out the sword of truth, your Bible, and cut off pride’s head. Second, God has a plan and God will provide. Remember the providence of God is unchangeable and eternal. And God’s provision is not just a promise but a character trait of God. He is a providing God. Don’t doubt that God will provide for you. He is working in ways that you can’t even comprehend. You lost your job, God will provide. Your marriage is in shambles, God will provide. Your health is failing, God will provide. Trust in his provision for what you need. It may not be what you want but he provides what is better than what you want. So grow your faith in him.