Wanna be prosperous? :: Strong and Steadfast


Disciple: “What must I do to be prosperous?”
God: “Be strong and courageous!”
Disciple: “Strong and courageous for what?”
God: “To be steadfast (not turing to right or the left) in observing all that I have commanded.”

Points to ponder:
Wanna be prosperous? Be steadfast in observing what God has commanded you to do, without weakening under the pressures of a world that is in enmity with God (James 4:4). To obey him is to love him and to love him is to keep (observe) his commandments, for Jesus said if you love me, you will keep my commandments (John 14:15), and in keeping his commandments will all men know that we are his disciples (John 13:35). Would you consider yourself as prosperous? In other words, “Are you being strong and courageous in being steadfast – steadfast in keeping God’s commandments?”

Joshua 1:6-9 (KJV)
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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4 thoughts on “Wanna be prosperous? :: Strong and Steadfast

  1. Is it not great, that we have the assurance that God is to be willing to be with us all the time … as long as we try to keep to do His commandments …
    Let us always try to do our utmost best to keep to the Will of God, like Jesus showed us the way how to do it, keeping Gods Commandments all the time.

  2. Yes, Jesus who promised to never leave us nor forsake us can be taken at his word and he with us and goes before us (Deuteronomy 31:8; Hebrews 13:5) Even, if we are faithless, he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself (2 Timothy 2:13). Like you aptly put it, the best and only model that we can emulate is by following Jesus’ example. To fear God and keep his commandment is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13) – This is the purpose driven life of every believer who is a true follower of Jesus Christ. God bless you and your ministry richly.

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