PROSPERITY FROM THE LORD

Today, I want to share some thoughts on Psalm 35:27b.

Let the Lord be magnified… – When you magnify something, you make it bigger, usually, so you can see it better. Our prosperity in any area – spirit, soul, and body – comes from God. He is magnified whenever we prosper. It makes Him bigger in our own eyes. It helps us realise He can be trusted. It also strengthens our faith, and next time, when we face something similar, we know we can trust the Lord to prosper us. Our prosperity also makes God bigger in the eyes of the world. They see how He takes care of us, heals, and provides for us, protects us, and so on. They see our lives look different than the lives of non-believers, and it makes God bigger and greater in their eyes and estimation.

…who has pleasure… – As I said before, all our prosperity comes from the Lord. In James 1:17 we read: “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” Everything good and perfect comes from God. Whenever we prosper in any way, it is His doing. And He takes pleasure in prospering us. It gives Him delight. He doesn’t do it grudgingly, and we don’t have to beg or manipulate Him to receive prosperity from His hand. He prospers us because He wants to, and it gives Him pleasure.

…in the prosperity… – We need to prosper in every area of our lives. Prosperity is so much more than finances. For instance, when you have a great marriage, that represents the relationship between Jesus and the church, you have prosperity in your marriage. The Lord wants us to prosper in every area of our lives. He wants us to prosper spiritually. He also wants us to prosper in our soul, which is our mind, will, and emotions. And finally, He wants us to prosper physically, which includes things like our bodies, the work we do, our finances, your marriages, and all other relationships.

And here’s the thing: prosperity isn’t tied to our circumstances or our position in life. Joseph prospered when he was a slave and when he was in prison. And he prospered when he was second in command in Egypt. His story shows us that our circumstances and position in life don’t dictate our prosperity because that isn’t where our prosperity comes from. We are prosperous because the Lord makes us prosperous, regardless of circumstances of position in life.

…of His servant – When you are a child of God, you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God delights in your prosperity. You can trust Him to prosper you in every area of your life even when, in the natural, it looks like an impossibility. All things are possible with God, and all things are possible to him who believes.

When we trust the Lord to prosper us because He wants to and He delights in doing so, He will, and it will magnify Him in our own eyes, and in the eyes of the world.

“Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”