The Secret to Prosperity


“The Secret to Prosperity” (Psalm 1)

 

The Secret to Prosperity

What 3 Areas of Our Lives Must God Govern?

Walking: Psalm 1:1. We are not to walk with the ungodly, nor take their advice (examples include: horoscopes, non-christian based counseling, advice columns, etc). Psalm 1:1 - Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. Ephesians 5:15 - See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.

Standing: Psalm 1:1. What are our stand-ards? Do we stand for godliness or do we tolerate carnality in our homes? We identify ourselves by the people with whom we stand and we are called to withstand Satan’s darts. Psalm 134:1 - Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who by night stand in the house of the LORD! 2 Chronicles 20:19 - Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high. 1 Samuel 19:3 - And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about                you. Then what I observe, I will tell you.” Ephesians 6:13-14 - Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.

Sitting: Psalm 1:1. In Ephesians 2:6, we are told we are seated with Christ in heavenly places, not with scorners. Sitting implies “being at ease with”, as we would sit with friends for food and fellowship. We should not have fellowship with scorners of the Lord!

What Should Our Attitude Be Towards God’s Word? We should delight in it – Psalm 1:2. Delight in God’s Word can only come as we meditate (meaning: to speak, imagine, actively concentrate, chew upon) on it. Psalm 1:2 - But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. Rotherham’s translation says”…and in His Law or Instruction does he talk with himself day and night”. This means he (the righteous) starts and finishes his day with God’s Word. His days are full of joy because his mind is on the things of God. His nights are peaceful for the same reason. Note Psalm 1:2 will prevent the negative aspects of verse 1 from occurring.

Pastor Dave
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