"Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed" (1 Chronicles 22:11-13).
Today's Morsel: Sometimes I ponder on what David must have instructed his son Solomon when he was with him. I know his mother taught him a lot of things and we see this when we read the book of Proverbs. But David seems to want Solomon to be successful in his kingdom for God, and not to make the mistakes that he had made. But man seems to so soon go away from what they have be taught and know that is truth for pleasure, satisfaction, and gain. You know, I know that God wants everyone of us to prosper and to have good success. His word tells us that. But it should not be a doctrine and teaching to make you think that if you do this or that, that God will do this or that for you. God and His Word is what makes us prosper and become successful. Once you read it and become a doer of it, you are going to prosper. First you will prosper in spiritual knowledge and understanding. Prosperity and success is based on making right choices and right decisions. God's Word will give you wisdom so that you are able to make those right choices and right decisions. Wisdom puts you on the right road and directs your path as to how to become successful. Putting money in an envelope, and calling it sowing a seed of faith isn't faith because you are looking for something in return. Jesus said give and expect nothing in return (Luke 6:30). That's faith. Because you understand that He will supply all your need. David told Solomon, "My son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thee." He wanted him to know that prosperity would come from his God. John wrote, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth" (3 John 1:2). The best kind of prosperity is a well fed soul and good health. I'll take that any day over money or material possessions.
Sing: With my hands lifted up, and my mouth filled with praise, with a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless Thee O Lord. I will Bless Thee O Lord, I will Bless Thee O Lord, with a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless Thee O Lord.