Prosperity - From Genesis to Revelation
Prosperity. Everybody wants it. We’ve heard much teaching on it. We’ve been told to owe no man anything except to love him (Romans 13:8). We’ve been told that God wants us to prosper (3 John 2). We’ve been encouraged to live debt free. But what many believers haven’t heard is how their everyday decisions to obey, or not to obey, seemingly unrelated Bible commands directly impact their financial prosperity.
You see, you can’t separate God’s 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 love’s way, you’re 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, you’re turning toward blessing. When you see things in your life that you know aren’t right and you correct them according to the Word of God, you’re preparing yourself to handle greater financial abundance.
In Proverbs, you’ll find out, for example, that the quality of faithfulness and blessing of prosperity are tied together closely (28:20). Wherever you find one, you’ll find the other.
According to Webster’s 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 (amp) 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 God’s Word—from Genesis to Revelation.
Speak the Word
I am faithful, and I shall abound with blessings. (Proverbs 28:20)
Scripture Study: 1 Peter 3:8-11