and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may proper in all you do and wherever you go. 1 Kings 2:3
All over the entire world people are looking to be prosperous. They desire to have great wealth and be successful in life and seek the secret to getting it. Thousands of books and online articles can be found on how to be prosperous, yet, most people are missing out on true prosperity and life.
David told Solomon, as he was to become king, how to prosper. He must observe what God requires, walk in obedience to Him and keep all of His commands.
It is very easy for a person to get caught up in the world’s view of what being prosperous means. The majority of people seek be prosperous in the ways of the world, rather than seeking God’s way of prosperity.
It was God who sent Jesus to die on the cross to provide forgiveness of sins and true life that will extend into eternity. Since God has provided this life, one must be willing to trust His way of living to be prosperous in the best way possible.
The number one goal of every believer then should be to completely obey God in everything He says to say, think and do. Obedience, out of love, is all that God requires. He wants every believer to succeed in what is most important–true life.
God will never have a person do something that is harmful in the long run of eternity, but what will build the person and fulfill his mission upon this earth. True peace, fulfillment, love, contentment, purpose and joy can only be found in obeying God.
That is true success. Jesus purchased your salvation so that you may live for Him. God gave you His Holy Spirit to lead you and give you strength to obey His commands.
Do not ignore what God has commanded you to do throughout all of scripture. Obey God in everything He commands and see how you will prosper in true and eternal life, not in the temporary things of this world that will fade away with time.
Are you walking in obedience to all God has called you to do and be?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has commanded you to do; that you will obey all the commands of God; that you will know the promises of God; and that you will see how God prospers your life.
I will surely carry out this day what I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel: Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place. 1 Kings 1:30
Millions of promises are made every day all over the world. Many are just made with speaking, while many are made with some type of signed contract or agreement.
Although all of these promises are made, many of them are also broken, sometimes almost immediately. Since so many are broken, most will require a signed contract for any promise.
As David was nearing his death, Adonijah tried to take the throne as king. David said he would fulfill his promise to Bathsheba that Solomon would be the next king and made him king.
Over the centuries of time, God has made many different promises to people. The majority of those promises have been fulfilled, while others are still in the works of being fulfilled.
Believers are to be just like God in fulfilling their promises. Yet, it is common for people, both believer and non-believer, to pull back on their promise and not fulfill it. Excuses are made to give reason why they cannot or will not fulfill the promise.
It would be better for a person to never make a promise than to make one and not fulfill it. God will hold a person accountable for every idle word he makes, this includes all of his promises made in haste of the moment.
While the world is quick to break a promise, believers should be separate and different in fulfilling their promises each and every time. Doing so will show integrity and that God will also fulfill His promises. Believers are the representatives of God here on earth.
Most likely you have made some promises to other people at some point in your life. You must be willing to work at fulfilling those promises. Seek God’s help and strength to fulfill all the promises you have made.
In your future you may also seek God for wisdom on what promises you should or should not make. Do not be hasty with your words and get yourself trapped into a promise you cannot keep.
Can people count on you to be a person of your word, just as God is a God of His word, fulfilling every promise?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will give you strength to fulfill all of your promises; that you will seek God’s wisdom in making a promise; and that people will see God’s faithfulness through your faithfulness to fulling your promises.