ProsperityFrom Genesis to Revelation 08 November A faithful man shall abound with blessings.
Prosperity. Everyone wants it. Weve heard much teaching on it. Weve been told to owe no man anything except to love him (Romans 13:8). Weve been told that God wants us to prosper (3 John 2). Weve been encouraged to live debt free. But what many believers havent heard is how their everyday decisions to obey, or not to obey, seemingly unrelated Bible commands, directly impact their financial prosperity. You see, you cant separate Gods financial principles from any of His other principles. All of them work together. So you have to live according to the entire Bible to have a good foundation for godly prosperity. For example, the primary commandment Jesus gave us is to love one another (John 15:12). To the casual observer, that commandment may seem to have nothing to do with money, yet to have true prosperity, love must be the guiding force of your life. Think of it this way. Every action you take, every godly decision you make, every time you go loves way, youre putting another block on your foundation of prosperity. When you pray for your enemies instead of hating them, you become a candidate for increase. When you turn away from immorality, youre turning toward blessing. When you see things in your life that you know arent right and you correct them according to the Word of God, youre preparing yourself to handle greater financial abundance. In Proverbs, youll find out, for example, that the quality of faithfulness and blessing of prosperity are tied together closely (28:20). Wherever you find one, youll find the other. According to Websters Dictionary, a faithful man is one who adheres to duty, of true fidelity, loyal, true to allegiance, and constant in the performance of duties or services. Luke 16:10 (The Amplified Bible) says, He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much. So if you want to be trusted with more and be promoted to a better job, you have to be faithful and honest in the job you have right now. If you really want to prosper…apply all of the principles of Gods Wordfrom Genesis to Revelation.Ezekiel 8-9; Psalm 96I am faithful, and I shall abound with blessings. Proverbs 28:20
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-11