DAY 1: Prosperity Flows from the Inside Out
“Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. His offspring shall be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” –Psalm 112:1-3
Becoming like the man of Psalm 112 should be our goal. This man is a type of Christ, and the characteristics or traits that this passage reveals cannot be achieved except in Christ. These verses reveal the key to being truly prosperous from the inside out—prosperous in the sense that God intends for all His people.
Many of the lessons and principles taught on prosperity do not teach it from the perspective of someone who is prosperous from within. The Bible says that we are to prosper even as our souls prosper. Prosperity is more than financial abundance or having a lot of money. You can have money and no prosperity. If your marriage and other relationships are messed up—if your mind, body, and/or spirit is messed up and you have no peace—then you are not prospering.
Prosperity is a result of salvation. Prosperity is part of our covenant with God and is the full manifestation of shalom, or peace, which in the Hebrew means wholeness, health and healing, favor, and a blessed life. Shalom means you enjoy relationships—healthy relationships. You enjoy a healthy mind and body, and healthy finances. True prosperity is a result of prospering on the inside.