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God Wants You to Experience Financial Prosperity The Right Way

Updated on July 18, 2017

There are many verses in the Bible that tell us that financial prosperity is God's will. Then there are verses that caution us against TRUSTING in riches.

The Bible presents different sides of the same coin. For instance, while reading scriptures about "riches," I saw verses like this one:

"Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever (Psalm 112:3).

AND this one:

"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch" (Proverbs 11:28). Here we receive a warning about trusting in riches.

There are many verses in the Bible that tell us that financial prosperity is God's will. Then there are verses that caution us against TRUSTING in riches.

Some Christians would center on scriptures like Proverbs 11:28 and argue that having great wealth is not God's will because riches can be a stumbling block. Others center on verses like Psalm 112:3. Who's right? Both! As I mentioned before, the Bible presents a balanced view on various subjects. That's why it's important for us to study the Bible -- looking up several scriptures on a topic so that we can get a complete picture of what God is saying.

Prosperity is simply a by product of a holy lifestyle.

If we study the Bible carefully, we'll learn there is nothing wrong with having money and things. God wants us to enjoy life (1 Timothy 6:17). But remember, we are talking about BALANCE. God also wants us to walk in close union with Him each day, feed on His Word and follow its instructions. The Word is a cleansing agent and has the power to purify us of wrong attitudes. That's why it must be our consistent focus. In fact, I will go so far as to say that prosperity is simply a by product of a holy lifestyle.

Too many Christians struggle with lack and debt. That is not God's will! God wants His children to prosper!

Imagine giving away college educations or buying a car for someone who can't afford one. How good would you feel writing out generous checks to your favorite ch

Solomon was the richest man that ever lived. He started off on the right foot. He asked God for wisdom. God not only blessed him with wisdom but also great wealth. But Solomon got off track. His riches afforded him anything he wanted. The Bible says he was loaded with silver and gold, owned lots of land as well as exotic animals. He was known for his wisdom and that made him a powerful man. Many women are attracted to power and Solomon saw that he could have any woman he wanted. He allowed himself to be drawn away by his lust. Most of the women in his harem were idol worshipers.

In the end Solomon realized the vanity of owning a lot of stuff if someone's priorities are not right. He writes about his observations in the Book of Ecclesiastes. In the end, his life seemed full of vanity. What good was his wealth at that point?

Maybe if Solomon had focused more on giving than collecting items, he would have had a different life. There is nothing wrong with being blessed but God wants us to also be a blessing. The more we receive the more we can give. Imagine giving away college educations or buying a car for a single mom who can't afford one on her own. Imagine how great it would feel to write out generous checks to your favorite non-profit organization. That's the real purpose of prosperity.

How do we strike a balance between prosperity and right living?

Many Christians will point to Solomon's life as proof that prosperity is not from God. But keep in mind that there were many wealthy righteous men such as David, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They were not PERFECT men, but they loved God and pursued His ways.

How do we strike a balance between prosperity and right living? Going after righteousness -- right standing with God or as the Amplified Bible Classic Edition says in Matthew 6:33, God's way of doing and being right. When we do, our hearts will be pure and we'll handle the wealth God wants to put in our hands CORRECTLY. We will not be at the mall every weekend trying to buy out every store. We will not blow the money out of fear that we'll turn away from God if we keep the money. We will not mishandle money because of a wrong belief that we don't deserve it. We will do what God wants us to do. We will be generous givers, pay off debt, invest and save for the future.

Beloved, God wants us to experience prosperity -- His way. Let's go after righteousness and let God deal with our hearts to remove anything that would hinder us from experiencing His best. Let's trust Him to for His best in the financial arena.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      16 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      @Karin Peavy: No, I actually haven't watched "The Handmaiden," is that show exclusively on Hulu? I'll have to check it out. I'm a big fan of "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, so I would probably like the show. I can take advantage of the Hulu 30 day trial to check it out - I think I will do that. I'll let you know how it turns out...stay tuned :)

    • Karin Peavy profile imageAUTHOR

      Karin Peavy 

      16 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @Paul K Francis Thanks for reading my hub and for your thoughtful comment.

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      Karin Peavy 

      16 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @Rachelle Williams Thanks so much for your support! I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. Looking forward to more of your hubs. I also love dystopian sci fi. Have you watched The Handmaiden on Hulu?

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      Rachelle Williams 

      16 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      I would certainly agree that financial prosperity is a part of what our creator wants for us. As human beings, we need money to take care of ourselves and our families, and to do most of the things we need to do to truly enjoy life, without the stress of the struggle. Thank you for the thought-provoking hub.

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      Paul K Francis 

      16 months ago from east coast,USA

      I believe that prosperity can be another of the many blessings that we receive from God. We do not trust money; we trust God. We do not love money; we love God. And as God gives, so do we. I enjoyed reading your article. Have a nice day.

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