Does the Bible promise prosperity if we do certain things? Leave a reply and let me know what you think. I gave up a very good paying job to become a poor missionary and realized I could have done more for God if I had payed more attention to finances. I was wealthy and then became poor.
Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Walk in all the way 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.
The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.
The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.
Deuteronomy 8:18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.
[ Prosperity After Turning to the LORD ] When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
1 Kings 2:3
and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands… so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go…
Proverbs 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will… bring you prosperity.
Prov 8:18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Proverbs 13:21 prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
John 10:10 Jesus said he came to give us abundant life. That doesn’t mean poverty, it means abundance in this life and eternal life.
James 513 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
When Jesus was young, wise men brought his family gold, frankincense and myrrh so his family became rich those were worth LOTS of money in those days. Jesus’ father was a carpenter, they made good money then and they do now. The reason Jesus was born in a stable is just because there was no room in the inn.
Jesus wore garments that were EXPENSIVE and reserved for the wealthy. That’s why the soldiers gambled for them and didn’t split them. Jesus ministry required a treasurer. Disciples stayed in hotels. Peter owned ships. Matthew was a tax collector. I could go on and on. Prosperity isn’t reserved only to money. Money is a small portion of the equation. Prosperity isn’t about money. It’s about provision to fulfill a purpose.
Jesus owned the cattle on a thousand hills because he was God. That means he was wealthy. When it was time to pay the temple tax, he told a follower to catch a fish and get the coin in the mouth of the fish to pay the tax. Jesus didn’t even need money. He could provide a meal for 20,000 people. He fed the 5000, that was just counting the men, with women and kids that was probably around 20,000. If you show me a person who can feed 20,000 people today, I’ll show you a rich person.