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.

Genesis 17:1 Walk Faithfully And Blamelessly

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1

Every person on this earth is walking through life in some sort of fashion or other. The world tells people that they can walk however they want, as long as it does not harm anyone else or the earth.

Walking in this way leaves no real standards and only brings out chaos and confusion. The rules on what is good and acceptable change on a regular basis and has a result in frustration and death.

God appears to Abram and tells him who He is and then tells him to walk faithfully and be blameless.

Most people do not like to have a lot of rules and regulations to guide them in how to live or what they can or cannot do. The more rules there are, the more difficult and confusing it is on how to abide by them.

Often people believe that God has hundreds of rules that one must live by in order to be a believer. This is often a result of a church implementing those rules. However, God has a very simple set of rules: walk faithfully and be blameless.

Walking faithfully is walking in way that God knows that one will do what He asks of him without question or hesitation. This is moment by moment walking in God’s will, doing exactly as He asks at that moment.

Being blameless is one refusing to do anything sinful. It is resisting the devil and temptations and fleeing from all sin. Every sin made is done by choice, nothing can force a person to sin.

Living in this way should be the believer’s goal. This is what God calls him to do. You are given choices everyday as to how you will act, speak or think. You can choose to live as the world does, unfaithful to God and full of blame. Or you can choose to walk faithfully before God and being blameless.

Jesus paid the price for your sins so that you could live a blameless life and walk faithfully with God. Do not tread on what Jesus did and waste His death for you.

Choose to walk faithfully in God’s ways, obeying everything He commands of you. Choose to flee sin and be blameless and holy as He is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will walk faithfully in all of God’s commands to you; that God will strengthen you to walk blameless and free from sin; and that you will hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance as to how you should live and walk before God.