Have you ever thought about your personal prosperity in terms of how God sees it? I mean, do you think God wants you to be rich in your finances and health? Your view on this plays an integral part on how you live your life. Be at rest friend because God wants to see you walk in abundance and prosperity. The Old and New Testament in the Bible have many prosperity scriptures that attest to this fact.
Set apart people for God have been known to enjoy Gods unmerited favor and grace in terms of their possessions and reputation. Consider Abraham. He is the father of Faith even before the concept of faith was ever established properly. He was so prosperous with livestock and servants that the land could not support both him and his nephew, Lot and they had to separate. Sarah, his wife could still leave princes and kings with their mouths hanging open at her beauty. She was ninety years old. That is divine abundance.
Joseph the dreamer as he was called, was a favorite of God. Yet you wouldn’t know by reading the first part of his life. He was sold to slavery at the hands of his brothers, wrongfully accused by the mistress of the household he was faithfully serving under, and forgotten by an inmate he helped while they were in prison. It seemed to go from bad to worse. Does this sound familiar? Have you been betrayed and forgotten by those you loved, helped and trusted? Take heart, God never forgot you. He is standing by and He will deliver. Joseph ended up prime minister to Pharaoh, not bad for a dreamer.
But you think, that was the Old Testament, and all Gods divine actors seem to be only about one race of people that has nothing to do with today’s world. That’s not true. Study the New Testament books in greater detail. You will find that Abraham is known to be the father of Faith and if you have faith–you too can partake of this promise. That’s right. The promise stated in Genesis 12:2-3,’I will bless you and make your name great; I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’–this is yours if you believe.
Some people mistakenly point to some scripture verses as Gods promotion of living a less than blessed life of lack. How can this be true if God rewards prosperity to people that seek His ways? 1 Chronicles 22:13 Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Mark 10:29-30 ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.’
Prosperity scriptures come with caution to those receivers of the promise. You need to be good stewards and not prioritize money over God and neighbor. Wise counsel that balances the desire of God for our personal abundance. Jesus said, ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.–It is a promise worth claiming.’