1 Kings 2:3 How To Truly Prosper

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.

1 Samuel 15:23 Will You Reject God’s Word?

For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king. 1 Samuel 15:23

Throughout history people have rebelled at times against someone or something that they did not like. Often times it was a manner of attempt to change the situation to their own way of thinking.

Pride of self rises up making people think that their own way is the best way, causing them to reject the commands or rules of those in leadership.

Samuel tells Saul that rebellion is like divination and arrogance is like idolatry. Saul had rejected God’s word, so God was rejecting him as king.

The world is very quick to show rebellion and arrogance, but believers will very seldom admit to showing rebellion and arrogance in their own lives. Most believers recognize that rebellion and arrogance are things that one should not have in their lives. Yet, many believers have both.

Many believers are very quick to reject obeying God’s word in their lives. They will often choose to do things their own way, rather than the way God has commanded in His Word. This is done out of fear of what may happen or out of pride.

God expects immediate and full obedience to His commands that He gives. His commands are not suggestions that may or may not be followed.

Rebelling against God’s word is the same as seeking guidance from a false god. Arrogance and pride are putting one’s self on the throne as God. He will reject anyone who is rebelling against Him and is filled with arrogance. Both go against the basic principle that God is God and is in absolute control of all.

God is the highest authority, not the believer or individual person, and is to be obeyed.

There are commands that God has given you to obey. Some are in the bible, others are what has been told to you specifically. Do not allow yourself to be like the world and filled with rebellion and arrogance. Do not give God a reason to have to reject you.

Obey God’s word and allow Him to be on the throne of your life, the greatest authority. He has a plan to build you up and make you prosper if you will not seek divination elsewhere or worship some idol.

Will God have to reject you?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will not rebel against the commands of God; that you will seek God’s direction in your life; that you will not follow the ways of idolizing others or self as the world does; and that God will not have to reject you for any reason.

Deuteronomy 28:2 The Benefit Of Obedience

You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Deuteronomy 28:2

Most people are always searching for something extra, some blessing or favor above the normal. Some will go to extreme lengths to find coupons to get a little discount on some item they want to purchase at the store. They are willing to pay the price to get that blessing of paying just a little bit less and saving some money.

When people do not get the blessings, many are upset and frustrated. Often they will then blame others for their perceived loss.

Moses told the Israelites that they will experience many blessings if they obey God and then gives a list of those blessings which cover nearly every area of life.

It is common for people to feel that they are entitled to all the blessings from God because they repented and chose to believe in Jesus. Since God is a God of love, it is expected that He will automatically pour out blessings on everyone who follows Him.

Believing in Jesus is the first step to following God, but a believer must then also obey God. Many seek all of the blessings without obeying God, forgetting that God is in control and knows what is best for their lives. He is willing to guide and direct a person, but it does no good if the person is unwilling to obey.

Just as salvation is contingent upon repentance, blessings are contingent upon obedience. One cannot have one part without the other, they go hand in hand.

Obedience not only keeps a person on the right path, but it also gives God the ability to pour out blessings in every area of his life. Disobedience brings about the judgement of God as it did with Adam and Eve.

God is ready, willing and able to bless you above all that you can imagine or think. However, in order for Him to bless you in this way, you must be willing to obey Him in every area of your life.

Seek to know all the commands of God to you, both from the Bible and in His speaking to you through His Holy Spirit. Do not ignore those commands but be willing to obey each and every one. Then see God open the windows of heaven and pour out His blessings and favor upon you.

Will you obey God today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as Lord and Savior; that you will know all of God’s commands to you; that you will joyfully obey everything God commands you to do; and that you will see the blessings of God unfold in your life.

Deuteronomy 9:23 Do Not Rebel

And when the Lord sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, “Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. You did not trust him or obey him. Deuteronomy 9:23

Very few people actually like to be told what to do. Most people like to be free and be able to do what they want, how they want and when they want to do it.

As a result, most people will rebel against authority and refuse to obey the commands.

Moses reminded the people how God had given them a command to take possession of some land, but they rebelled against God refusing to trust or obey God.

Being rebellious against sinful or wrong leadership can be a good thing, but most often people are rebellious for personal, selfish reasons and choose to rebel against God. People want their own way. Believers can often become rebellious against God in choosing to follow the ways of the world rather than obey God.

God’s first desire is to never destroy or harm a person. His love is so great that all He wants to do is bless and build up a person. In order to do that God will guide and direct the path of a person to accomplish His goal. This means that He will give commands that need to be followed.

No matter what the command is or how crazy it sounds, the believer must be willing to trust God with all of His heart, soul and mind, knowing that God knows what is best. As he trusts in God, he must then be willing to obey God and not be rebellious against God.

Trusting and obeying God will bring about far greater results of life than rebellion and disobedience.

Regardless of where you are in your life, God has some commands for you to follow. He knows what is best for you to build you and to build His kingdom through you.

Do not allow the corrupt and sinful ways of this world cause you to rebel against God and not trust or obey Him. If God loves you so much to send His Son to die for you, He will only command what is best for you.

If you trust God for your salvation, trust His commands also and don’t be rebellious as some are.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God is commanding you to do; that you will obey God’s commands for you; and that God will strengthen you to not fall into the rebellious ways of this world.

Deuteronomy 5:33 How To Be Prosperous

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 5:33

Thousands of books and websites are everywhere that talk about how to be prosperous. People will pay thousands of dollars to find out how to be prosperous. They are looking for the magical trick to build their wealth, along with being able to live longer.

As people purchase all of this information, very few actually gain any real wealth or become prosperous. Or they get prosperous for a short moment, then go back down again.

Moses told the people to obey all that God had commanded so that they may live and prosper with long lives in the new land.

Financial gain appears to be very good and prosperous when one sees or immediately upon receiving it. However, financial gain often disappears very quickly. It also brings a lot of fear and uncertainty with it. It is an elusive gain that fades as fast as one receives it.

Rather than seeking to be physically prosperous with money, the believer must seek to obey God in everything that He commands. Obedience to God brings about perfect love, joy and peace, regardless of the situation and gives purpose to life here on this planet. These are things that nothing can take away or destroy and will last for eternity.

Every command God gives is meant to bring a full and abundant life to the believer. Unlike some who think God is out to destroy them, God desires to give a full life to each and every person.

No matter who a person is, where he lives, or his family line, he can have this full life, if he is willing to obey God in every way.

God has a plan to give you a full and prosperous life. This life may not look like what the world is seeking, but it is one that cannot fade, rot, be stolen or lost. In order to gain this prosperous life all, all you need to do is obey God in every area of your life.

Allowing God to be your ruler will ensure that you live the perfect and prosperous life that the world cannot find or understand. Seek God and not the temporary things of this fallen world and you will have a prosperous life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will strive to obey every command of God; that God will give you the strength to trust and obey Him; that you will see the prosperity in obeying God; and that you will know the peace and contentment you can have in obeying God.