“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.” – Psalm 35:27 (KJV)
It is God’s will for us to enjoy prosperity and success. The text we just read says that God delights in the prosperity of His people. That is, it pleases Him to see us successful and prosperous, being employers and wealth distributors, rather than beggars and accumulators.
The scripture also says:
“For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!
“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” – Matthew 7:8-11 (NLT).
Many times it looks so intimidating to reason these scriptures and accept them the way they are. “You mean that God really does care so much,” I would muse, each time I read those scriptures.
As humans we are cut out to think that God is not interested in our physical prosperity. We seem to assume that He just wants us to be some holy folks…waiting to be taken to heaven.
Fortunately, all our scriptural parents of faith were men and women so blessed that they were envied by their generation.
Yes, God doesn’t want us to chase after wealth like that’s the only thing about life. But He wants us to prosper, be successful and use wealth to do good in the world. That’s the balance we need to strike all the time.
So let’s spend today and pray God’s scriptural promise of prosperity into our lives for this year.
SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION AND CONFESSION.
Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Deuteronomy 8:18 – But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day.
Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:
Psalms 1:3 – And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.