02 November 2011
The Lord wants you to prosper!
What do you think is the overall theme to us that is being expressed by the Christian biblical scriptures when it comes to money?
Do you think that it is expected that you give all your earnings to the poor?
Focus on giving your money to the church so that you can go to heaven?
Do you think that you should not desire nice things, live a humble life and fear the Lord?
What about not being able to get into heaven as a rich man?
I want to share with you that the Lord wants you to prosper!
Despite what you’ve heard, what you’ve been told or what you’ve believed in the past, The Lord wants you to prosper! Let’s reVerse…
Deuteronomy 5:33 “Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.”
Deuteronomy 30:2, 9 “and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today…
Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors “
Proverbs 21:21 “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.”
Acts 13:17 “The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country;”
Notice a common necessary requirement? In these and other scriptures that provide instructions or report on instances of prosperity, complete obedience to God’s will is noted as a main ingredient.
The Lord wants you to prosper! “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32) He lets us know that we are the salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14). How much of an influence would we be if we are poor and unable to help others?
Know that the Christian biblical scriptures are the truth. Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right… think about such things! (Phil 4:8)
Think back...did your parents, elders, teachers, coach or mentor want you to do well? Does this introduce an opportunity for a new way of thinking for you?
Take the time...
As a takeaway from this subject, write down your honest answer to the following question: "I've always thought that the overall "money" message to me from the bible said..."
See if you can find scripture references to validate this bible "money" message that you've always believed.