Success – Godly or Worldly Standards

Success by God’s standards is not success by the world’s standards.

They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper. (Psalm 1:3, tlb)  

When Scripture says, “all they do shall prosper,” it does not mean immunity from failure or difficulties. Nor is it a guarantee of health, wealth, and happiness.

What the Bible means by prosperity is this: when we apply God’s wisdom, the fruit (results or by-products) we bear will be good and receive God’s approval.

Just as a tree soaks up water and bears luscious fruit, we also are to soak up God’s Word, producing actions and attitudes that honor God. To achieve anything worthwhile, we must have God’s Word in our heart.

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