“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2, NKJV)
All this week my messages have been on the subject of prosperity and wealth. I will end the week’s devotion as I began. Be assured, it is God’s will that you prosper. All throughout the Bible God makes promises of prosperity to those who would love and obey Him. Like John in this verse, it is my prayer that you prosper and be in good health. Yet, know that true prosperity comes as your soul prospers.
John in this verse let’s us know that wealth and health must be matched by the prosperity of the soul. What good would it be to have wealth if you are not wise enough to know how to use it and keep it? You have heard it stated, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Many people, because of lack of knowledge and understanding, misuse their bodies and find themselves in poor health because of poor decisions. And of course we hear Jesus telling us, “what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and loose his own soul?” Prosper. Be in good health. Yet make sure you do not neglect to develop your soul (mind, heart, intellect, character) and your spirit. One is truly prosperous who develops and matures in their soul and spirit so as to have a relationship with God and the knowledge to know how to use what he or she has. Again, I pray you prosper. I pray you be in good health. But I pray these blessing upon you, AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS.