‘As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.’ 2 Chronicles 26:5 NIV
It’s often said: ‘Before you try to climb the ladder of success, make sure it’s leaning against the right wall.’ Now let’s be clear. When your intention is to do God’s will and honour Him, He promises to be with you. It’s a mistake to associate all wealth with worldliness. Prosperous, committed Christians in every generation have been instrumental in taking the Gospel to the world and establishing God’s Kingdom.
Read these two promises:
(1) ‘Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.’ (Psalm 112:3 NKJV)
(2) ‘Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour.’ (Proverbs 3:16 NIV)
Some of us have a false concept of success. There’s this story about three guys who were talking about what success would mean for them.
One said, ‘Being invited to the White House for a personal meeting with the president would be success.’
The second said, ‘To me success would be meeting with the president in the Oval Office, having the hotline ring during our talk, and watching the president ignore it.’
The third guy said, ‘To me success would be meeting with the president in the Oval Office, the hotline rings and he picks it up and says, “It’s for you.”’
If you go to amazon.com, you’ll find over forty thousand books on how to be successful. But you only need one book: God’s Word. Here’s what it says: ‘As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.’ Want to be successful in life? Consult the Lord.
SoulFood: Jer 25–27, Matt 2:16–3:10, Ps 64, Pro 14:25–28
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019