This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success – Joshua 1:8

God wants you to prosper in every area of your life, for He delights in the prosperity of His children (Psalm 35:27). 3 John 1:2 reveals the Spirit’s wish for you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. In Christ Jesus, you’ve come into a rich heritage; a place of divine favour. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that the Lord has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness.

Indeed, when you received Christ you were automatically catapulted into a glorious realm of prosperity and became an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). However, Galatians 4:1 says, “…the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all….” In other words, though you’re a joint heir with Christ, and all of God’s wealth and inestimable riches belong to you, you have to grow in the Word unto maturity to enjoy the benefits of your inheritance.

This is where meditating on the Word and putting it to work in your life comes to play. As you meditate on the Scriptures, the Word is seasoned in your spirit, such that you think, talk, and live the Word. The Bible shows this to us as the way to make your way prosperous: it’s by meditating on the Word, and observing to do what it says. Now, this isn’t just referring to financial prosperity, but prosperity all-round; in every aspect of your life.

The Apostle Paul, in 1Timothy 4:15 reiterated the same truth: “meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.” When you meditate on God’s Word, your progress, advancement, prosperity, success will spread abroad, and be evident for all to see. This means that the extent of your success and prosperity is entirely dependent on you. To prosper in all you do—in your job, family, health, finances, marriage, etc—continually meditate on the Word. This is His divine road map for true and lasting prosperity.

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I thank you, precious heavenly Father, for my great heritage in Christ; thank you for setting me up for a life of endless victories, and sustained prosperity! As I study and meditate on your Word, my success and prosperity are evident, and spread abroad, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: Psalm 1:1-3; Psalms 35:27