Thursday April 7, 2011

The Word for today is found in 3 John: 2

Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in heath, just as your soul prospers.

Prosperity is a result. It is clear that God wants His children to prosper. How can anyone deny that?

However, prosperity should not be the end in itself. It ought to be the result of a quality of life, commitment, dedication, and action that is in line with God’s Word.

In this text from 3 John the Word “prosper” literally means “to help on the road” or “succeed in reaching.” Or, in slightly other words, to be a blessing.

It clearly implies that divine prosperity is not a momentary, passing phenomenon, but rather it is an ongoing, progressive state of success and well-being. It is intended for every area of our lives: the spiritual, the physical and emotional, and the material.

However, God does not want us to unduly emphasize any one area. We must maintain a balance.

Be a blessing to someone today,

Love in Christ, Pastor Louise

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