Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Power to Get Wealth

Then you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth. And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Duet 8:18

God’s covenant with us has a by-product of prosperity. He is giving us power to get wealth based out of a promise/covenant He made. Us prospering is God keeping His word to us. True prosperity only comes out of trusting God, and it requires a sacrifice (based out of trust) on the front side. Every time God is getting ready to prosper us, He is going to show/tell us to do something that seems a little scary, and like we are losing. He is going to put us in a place to trust him to open the door for Him to “give us power to get wealth”, and in doing that He is establishing His covenant. We don’t do it, He does it! He just manifests the covenant through us being willing to obey.

Main point- God Gives us power to get wealth.
Why? That he might establish his covenant.
What does it require of us? Complete trust even in the face of feeling there is no way we will make it (other than God saving us). It requires an action from us on the front side whatever that may be. In a short term, it requires obedience from us.
So is prosperity from God? Absolutely, and it is a by-product of walking in obedience to Him.
Does prosperity glorify God? Absolutely, and it is a means by which we see His covenant being established. He is establishing it.
So why do the wicked prosper? Anything gained by the hand of man can be taken by the hand of man. When God gives us the power to get wealth, it remains His wealth, His covenant, and He establishes it, therefore, man can not take it away and keeping it does not depend on how good we are, but how good God is. We just get to enjoy what came from Him.

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