“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”Deuteronomy 8:18
Whatever resources you have is given to you by God and you will surely give an account of how you manage it. When God gives you the power to do a thing, you are not to waste it. God is not a waster. If God gives you the power to get wealth, He wants you to utilize it effectively.
Interestingly, from the above Bible verse, you will see that God does not give money. Yes, God does not give money or riches to anyone. However, He gives you the ability to make you wealthy and now, it is up to you how you put the power to use.
Christianity and Wealth
There are some wrong doctrinal beliefs that the desire for wealth is carnality. Well, this mindset in itself is wrong as it does not reveal the true nature of Christ. In fact, it is God’s will for you to prosper.
The Bible says;
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”III John 1:2
Indeed, one major sign that God’s favour is upon a man is that He prospers in all he does. Look at the life of Joseph in the Bible. God prospers all that Potiphar has because of Joseph (Genesis 39:2-5). You see, God can give you great wealth and you must know that it is beyond money. God’s kind of wealth is for you to enjoy the favour of God and men as well as prosperity in all you do.
So, when we talk about wealth, Christians are always quick to box God to the corner of money. Money is not everything. You need fulfilment, enablement, favour, grace, and power to replicate the same result repeatedly, and only God can give such.
Money answers everything, including the spread of the gospel of Christ and church growth. So, you are not wrong if you desire it. But, your desire for money must not be for selfish gain but for the kingdom. God wants to bless you for yourself, others, and the Church of God on earth. Always have this at the back of your mind. Truly, God wants to bless you with great riches, but He wants to be sure you will use it for His kingdom on earth.
Consequently, a Christian quest for wealth must be out of love for money. Anyone who loves money will do anything to get it, including fraud, stealing, killing, and doing many dangerous things. This is why I would like to discuss the Bible types of wealth with you.
Types of Wealth in the Bible
Three sorts of riches are mentioned in the Bible: material wealth, spiritual wealth and everlasting prosperity; each has a distinct meaning.
Everything that can be used to better one’s life is included in the Bible’s definition of “material wealth” ⎯money, property, and other belongings all fall under this category. Anything that enhances a person’s relationship with God is considered spiritual wealth⎯Faith, obedience, and righteousness all fall under this category. However, anything that lasts forever is considered to be of eternal prosperity. Eternal life, salvation and peace of mind are included in this category.
Do you know, God wants you to have all three because He is the only one who can give eternal prosperity, material wealth and spiritual wealth.
Power to get Wealth- Biblical Ways to Riches and Wealth
What if there was a scriptural way to become wealthy? Well, here are a few biblical principles to wealth and riches:
- Seek Contentment First
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”1 Timothy 6:6-7
Contentment is not trying to play small. It is the satisfaction and peace, knowing that what you have is enough and satisfying.
- Trust God
Do you remember the Bible passage at the start of this blog post? Great! God indeed gives the power to make wealth. You only need to trust Him. Believe His words to the letter and know His promises for your life. God will bring situations, opportunities and people around you; never despise any.
- Work Hard
Laziness leads to poverty, but hard work leads to wealth. This is a simple Biblical principle that creates wealth. God does not condone laziness. He showed it in the creation story. There was never a day in creation where God rested until He was done with His work.
Let your work go ahead of your pleasure and not vice versa. The truth is, God cannot trust you with wealth if you are not a hard worker. Hard work implies dedication, excellence and constantly showing up at what you do.
Praying For the Power to Get Wealth
- Father Lord, I bless your name for you give the power to make wealth.
- Thank you Lord, for the covenant of prosperity and life you gave to Abraham.
- I decree and declare that wealth sits in my home.
- Father Lord, I exercise power to make wealth henceforth.
- Father Lord, I pray that I will not miss the people, opportunities and timing for my moment of breakthrough.
- In the name of Jesus, I pray for the gift of creativity, ingenuity, and invention that will create wealth for me and generations after me.
- In the name of Jesus, I ask that Deuteronomy 8:18 serve as a memorial for myself, my family, and my ancestors.