Winning the Battle to Make Ends Meet
God wants you to financially prosper and to live a blessed life. Do you believe that? Or do you find yourself living in a constant battle to make ends meet? If so, there’s good news. In Deuteronomy 8, God shares three truths that will change the way you understand obtaining wealth. Knowing and claiming these are sure to impact your life for the better.
This Is for You!
Before you read any further, take a moment and read Deuteronomy 8. Notice that God was talking to the people of Israel as they were about to enter the Promised Land. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, they were about to receive the long-awaited promise—a home of their own. God warned them to not forget where they came from and to whom they belonged. What a powerful moment! The children of Israel were on the cusp of having all their needs met above what they had ever experienced before.
You might wonder what this chapter has to do with you. How could it possibly impact the way you view wealth today? To answer that question, you must look at Galatians 3:29, which makes it clear that all believers may receive the blessings of Abraham. “Now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”
As an heir, you have every right to grab hold of the truths in Deuteronomy 8 and walk them out in your life.
Learn These Truths
Now, turn your attention back to Deuteronomy 8:17-18: “And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. But you shall [earnestly] 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” (AMPC). This passage reveals three important truths about God’s financial system for providing for His people.
Truth #1: God has given covenant believers the power to get wealth.
Stop a moment and consider this. God has given you—a covenant believer—the ability to get wealth. If that never seemed like an option for you before, then begin praising the Lord for the new ways He is going to allow you to get wealth—new ideas, new promotions, new business opportunities, new clients, etc.
Truth #2: Prosperity, including wealth, is necessary to establish the covenant.
Read Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (AMPC) again. God “gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant.” Wealth is necessary to establish God’s covenant. The two—the power to get wealth and His covenant—are connected.
Truth #3: This is as true today as it was then.
In order for God to fulfill what He promised Abraham, He must be allowed to prosper Abraham’s descendants as at this day, which mean as though today were the day He made the promise. This isn’t some long-lost promise from a couple of millennia ago. No, this is a promise for God’s people today!
God’s covenant is a covenant of prosperity. His covenant causes prosperity to appear in the world—in your world. Psalm 35:27 tells us that God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His people. He cannot establish His covenant in your life without prospering you.
Take Hold of These Truth
Right now, pray this prayer, and begin thanking God for your new understanding of His covenant in your life.
Lord, I thank You that my eyes are open to Your Word and Your promises. I am one of Your children, and according to Galatians 3:29, I am a child of Abraham. I ask You to work in and through me so that I may have the ability to receive all You have for me: the ability to get wealth so that I may be a blessing to Your people and reach the lost with the good news of Jesus. I pray that You will establish Your covenant in my life, in every way possible, starting right now. I give You the praise and the glory for everything You provide because I know it is only by Your faithfulness, Your goodness and the blood of Your Son that this covenant is possible. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
God bless you as you walk in all that God has for you, so that you can win the battle to not only make ends meet, but to also be a blessing to others. Hallelujah!