JULY 3 TRUE PROSPERITY ISN’T SELFISH

2 CORINTHIANS 9:1-15 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8). Most Christians who oppose financial prosperity do so because they equate it with greed. There’s no doubt that many Christians err in this regard. The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10), but true prosperity as the Bible teaches it isn’t selfish. As this verse says, the Lord prospers us so we can have enough to give to every good work. Those who are unable to give to everything they would like haven’t yet reached the level of prosperity that God has provided for them. Another verse that makes this point is Ephesians 4:28, which says, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” God prospers us so that we can bless others. Therefore, the individual with the biblical concept of prosperity isn’t selfish at all. They want to prosper so they can be a blessing to others. And as the money flows through, there’s always plenty for you! The person who says “I have enough. I would never ask God for any more” shows that they think prosperity is for them. With that attitude, it would be selfish to believe in more money. But once you see that prosperity isn’t only for you but so you can be a channel of God’s supply to others, then this “I have enough” attitude becomes selfish. What’s your reason for wanting to prosper? Is it all for selfish gain, or do you want to be a blessing to others? If God can get it through you, He’ll get it to you.

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