“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.
Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river,
And your righteousness like the waves of the sea…
Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing …
And they did not thirst when He led them through the deserts;
He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;
He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.
“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” (Is 48:17-22)
God promises that He will take care of His children. He will redeem them. The word ‘redeem’ means to buy back that which was stolen by the enemy. Jehovah God, the covenant keeping God, knows how to ‘go to the market and buy all what He wants’. God created you and when you sinned, He sent His Son to die for you. By virtue of creation and redemption, God has the right to call you His own. ‘God teaches you to profit’. In Hebrew, the word ‘profit’ means to rise in value, to be good and useful. See God as your Heavenly Royal Father who teaches you, His son or His daughter, to work in His Kingdom. He teaches you how to make a good investment, how to succeed and what is best for you.
This promise applies to your way of life in general, ministry and business. “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Tim 6:6) Becoming like Jesus is always profitable, in this life and in the life to come. Obedience to the commandments of God brings blessings upon your life, your children and the work of your hands. Godly success approved by God comes with peace and joy and without sorrow. Even in the midst of ‘business wolves’, the flock of Christ has peace and prosperity. We are commanded to flee from Babylon, the system of becoming successful by destroying others. There is no peace for the wicked. Do not make peace with the evil people. Do not make them your friends of business partners! Their troubles will overflow to you. Trust God for blessings, for miracles! He promised to supply water in the desert. Trust God for that! It is not only by having a capital that you can start a business. More than anything you need faith in the living God! Do not be afraid to start small! “Do not despise small beginnings” (Zech 4:10). Have faith that God will bless the work of your hands! “And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great” (Job 8:7). Lastly, faithfully pay your ‘full’ tithe from all your increase! God has promised to bless you above all what you think or imagine! (Mal 3:10).
These are some Biblical principles of true prosperity:
*PERSEVERE UNTIL THERE IS PROFIT
*BE CONFIDENT OF THE QUALITY OF YOUR MERCHANDISE
*PRAY, PLAN AND PREPARE
*WATCH, PRAY AND WORK
*SEPARATE FROM EVIL PEOPLE
*PRAISE GOD WITH SINGING
*WORK FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND FOR YOUR GOOD
*TRUST GOD AND NOT MAN
*PAY YOUR FULL TITHE
*ALWAYS GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY
May God bless you and the work of your hands! May your business be profitable! May your life be a blessing to many! In Jesus name, amen!