Prayer, Growth & Spiritual Empowerment

Day 6 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Abundance Is Not Our Point of Trust GOD’S ABUNDANCE

Let this scripture be a guiding light to understanding God’s will on the subject of prosperity. It tells us yes (we can have riches), and no (do not trust in them).

With the mind of Christ (see Philippians 2:1–5), we will never become high-minded if blessed with wealth. Here is assurance that if our lives are geared to the Word of God, then, through Christ, we can experience either financial wealth or temporary setback, but we will still be steadfast in our living, all because our trust will be only in Him.

If the economy should dissolve tomorrow, God’s people would not be rendered inoperative, because God is our source. He can keep us through times of scarcity as well as in times of plenty. He fed Elijah by sending ravens to bring him food in the morning and evening (1 Kings 17:2–6). God can do that now. He is the same today as He was then.