Devo Prosperity Part 1
Psalm 18:25 (NIV)
25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
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Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes other factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health. Competing notions of prosperity Economic notions of prosperity often compete or interact negatively with health, happiness, or spiritual notions of prosperity. For example, longer hours of work might result in an increase in certain measures of economic prosperity, but at the expense of driving people away from their preferences for shorter work hours
Today I hear many think of prosperity as simply being rich in money. The Bible would define it as a land flowing with milk and honey or everyone having their own vine and fig tree. Notice everyone not just one. I think prosperity as being content with what state God put you in. Paul was in prison, beaten and in changes and yet he was content in the Lord singing His praises. How is that? Joseph was a slave, prisoner, and away from home and family and yet he was content to be where he was at. Why? Jesus had no place to lay His head, no money, and yet we see Him as the most prosperous of all humans. Think about it. Why? We must understand that to prosper one must be content in the state they are in and yet walk in joy. Singing in jail does not sound prosperous or does it? Let’s begin here and find our way. How many people do you know ‘livin the dream’, but yet are miserable. My children are amazed at how many of my friends have been or are multimillionaires. I can honestly say not one is happy or prosperous. Sad but true. Why do they hang with me? They want what I got, but can’t give up what they got. How would you define being prosperous? Don’t answer quickly. Think about it. Write it down. I remember my wife saying when we were at the top of our game, according to the world; “I just want to be in God’s will.” Why the verse above? Well that is for you to figure out.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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