Prosperity 1: Verse of the Day


‭Genesis 26:12-14 NKJV‬
[12] Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. [13] The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; [14] for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.

God wants His children to prosper. Now, the word prosperity is very controversial amongst Christian Circles, but the unbelievers have no problem with it. Because of misuse and abuse, many of us don’t want anything to do with prosperity. We have thrown away the baby with its bath water!

Is it any wonder then, that Christ Himself should say, “for the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light”? Beloved, God will not perform in your life what you don’t accept and avail yourself to. He has made His promises, but He will not force them on us.
We have to believe and appropriate His promises into our lives.

Now, the word prosperity means “the state of material or spiritual bountifulness” (The New Open Bible). The word prosperous means “successful in material terms; flourishing financially” (Oxford Languages online).

God made Abraham rich (Genesis 13:2) and as we have read today, He also made Isaac very rich and prosperous. Job was the richest and greatest man of all the people of the East and he was also righteous. God is pleased when His children prosper according to His word and promises.

‭Psalms 35:27 NKJV‬
[27] Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Apostle John also desired that the Believers Would prosper.

‭III John 1:2 NKJV‬
[2] Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

May the Lord grant you understanding in all His promises, bless you and prosper you in accordance with His word, and make you a blessing to many in Jesus’s name. Amen!


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