Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Bible in one year: 2Kings 11-15
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver – (Proverbs 8:17-19).
One of the greatest causes of lack and poverty is ‘absence of wisdom’. Most people are shortchanged in life simply because they are ignorant. Satan preys on the ignorance of believers. God’s people perish for lack of knowledge – (Hosea 4:6).
As far as our prosperity is concerned, God is very interested, thus the Bible says we should magnify the Lord which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant - (Psalm 35:27). So it is His desire for us to prosper and to make that happen, God has made His wisdom available.
God's wisdom can unlock doors to a true and lasting prosperity because the scripture has shown us that prosperity comes from wisdom. God granted Solomon any desire that he would have. Instead of asking for riches, Solomon asked for the wisdom to lead the people well. God was so impressed by this that He also granted him all forms of blessing which included material wealth. (1 Kings 3:6-15)
About Wisdom being one of the bedrocks of prosperity, the Bible said ‘…For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor- (Proverbs 3:14-16).
So in wisdom lies wealth and riches. The fat places of this life are an exclusive reserve of the wise. You can never see a wise man that is poor and you can never see a foolish man that is wealthy.
King Solomon was a man of great wisdom. Bible said that his wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt – (1Kings 4:30). Uncommon wisdom generates uncommon wealth. Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
Do you desire prosperity? Then go get wisdom, in it lies the secret to unending wealth.
Father I pray that as I search for knowledge and wisdom in study that I would discover divine treasure. May I be able to sift through all I read to find the gems that will bring about my prosperity in Jesus’ name, Amen!