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Presperity and Success

Posted: Monday, April 10

 Pastor Tom Murray // Missions &amp; Christian Education

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Deuteronomy 34:1-Joshua 2:24
Luke 13:22-14:6
Psalm 79:1-13
Proverbs 12:26

Verse of the day:

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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.

Joshua 1:8 (NIV)

 


I’ve wondered about those ads that promise 100% money back, satisfaction guaranteed.  

Do people actually return the cream that offers youthful looking skin when that product doesn’t deliver?

Do customers actually ask for a refund when the all-in-one tool doesn’t solve all the problems it’s supposed to?

How easy is it to get your money back?

The ads must be effective because advertisers keep using the tactic.   We like a guarantee.  We like the promise that a company is so confident in their product that if it doesn’t work - we can have all our money back.

Several thousand years ago, God made a promise to a leader named Joshua.  Moses, Joshua’s predecessor, had just died and Joshua was elevated in authority.

Joshua was told that if he stayed close to God’s ways, the result would be prosperity and success.

"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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" (Joshua 1:8 NIV).

There is a promise here for Christ followers today.  We stand to experience success and prosperity in our marriages, families, spirituality, health and finances when we stay close to the way of living that’s described in the Bible. 

When we drift from God’s word, we are more likely to make decisions that will hurt our relationships, bodies and livelihood. I’m thankful for these clear words from my Heavenly Father.  If I do this, I can expect a result.  When my conversations and choices honor my relationship with Christ, I can expect prosperity and success in the areas that matter most.