Measuring Prosperity

2 Chronicles 31:21 “And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.”

Much of our life is spent striving to be prosperous.  We go to college. We search for a good job that will pay well.  We will work extra hours, search for an even better job as we gain experience, invest our money, and purchase insurances all for the goal of becoming prosperous.

The Bible gives the secret to success in the life of Hezekiah (it is reiterated also in Joshua 1:8).  King Hezekiah inherited a kingdom in ruin.  His father, because of disobedience to God, destroyed Judah.  When Hezekiah came to the throne, not only did he change fiscal policies, but he focused on spiritual reform.  The Bible says that he sought God with all of his heart.  He submitted himself to the Word of God completely by reopening the temple, restarting the sacrifice, reinstated the Passover for all of Israel, and removed anything that was wicked and idolatrous.  Because of these actions, Hezekiah was blessed and prospered.

Christian, you prosper when you seek after and serve God with all your heart!  You may not be wealthy, but prospering is more than just finances.  It is having God’s hand upon everything that you put your hand toward.

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