Verses Concerning Comprehensive Prosperity

April 18, 2011

The following passages concern the prosperity of God’s servants in various ways. Two (Num. 6:22-27; Ps. 35:27) use the Hebrew word shalom, which signifies comprehensive prosperity, including physical health. One stresses prospering in everything one does (Ps. 1:1-3). Four point to comprehensive prosperity through teaching that pertains to the prosperity of our entire being in various respects, including physical health (Prov. 4:20-22; Eccl. 11:9-12:1; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; 3 John 2).

By meditating on these passages, our minds will be renewed to have God’s perspectives about the comprehensive prosperity of His servants.

22And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying,
On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
(Numbers 6:22-27)

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
(Psalm 1:1-3)

Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause:
yea, let them say continually,
Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
(Psalm 35:27)

20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
(Proverbs 4:20-22)

9Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth;
and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth,
and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes:
but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
10Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh:
for childhood and youth are vanity.
1Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth,
while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh,
when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
(Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1)

23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly;
and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24)

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper
and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
(3 John 2)

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