This is the last part of the four part series of On becoming rich.
Being rich, or possessing wealth, is defined differently from one person to another. Irregardless of your definition, we understand that it is within the context of abundance. For the whole series, we will talk about the following:
- basic principles of becoming rich
- ill-gotten wealth
- deceit of wealth
- real source of wealth
In this article, we will discuss the real source of wealth.
Real source of wealth
We all want to prosper. Who doesn’t? That’s why you have been following through this series because you want to know what is the real source of wealth.
In the first part of the series On becoming rich, you learned the basic principle that planning and working hard go hand in hand. By doing so, you allow yourself to be at the right pedestal for prosperity. However, it doesn’t just end there. Relying on your own abilities to produce wealth is still a futile effort. If you put yourself at the center of your own universe and believe that it is through your own might that you are flourishing, then you are deceiving yourself. How so? By forgetting that it is actually the Lord who gives you power to make wealth.
But you shall remember [with profound respect] the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore (solemnly promised) to your fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18 AMP
Our everyday success is also from the Lord.
Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
Deuteronomy 8:18 NLT
Apparently, wealth and success are correlated. But since your ability to produce wealth comes from the Lord, you need not worry about meeting your daily needs.
And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 AMP
However, being liberally supplied should not be your excuse to spend mindlessly. Notice the phrase “ability to produce“. It means that neither wealth nor success come if you just wait for them to happen to you. You have the role to play in making them possible.
The kind of wealth that God gives us also endures. What a wonderful thing!
Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.
Proverbs 8:18 NASB
Watch this video to know more about enduring wealth from the Lord.
Following through this series on becoming rich, let me leave you the open secret to becoming successful and wealthy in this short life.
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
Matthew 6:33 AMP
The promise of the Lord is clear: when we seek the Lord first, strive to have the right attitude towards God and His people, and share Jesus to the unsaved, all things you need in this short life will come running after you.
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