If you look into the words salvation, save, or saved in the New Testament, you’ll discover those all come from the Greek word, “sozo.” You’ll also find that the word prosper is one of the primary defining words. That’s why I can start off today’s post with such a radical statement. But, there’s more…
First of all, I am definitely pro prosperity. There’s just too much scriptural evidence that it’s a quality of the Kingdom of God. But now…here’s the rub…and a question.
Is Kingdom of God prosperity a mirror image of the so called American Dream? To be clear, I’m speaking of God’s government or rule in the Earth today…not an after the last heartbeat afterlife.
Truth be told, we are heavily influenced by the conscious and subconscious message or indoctrination of our culture. More often than not it is easiest and most logical to define the word prosperity with what our culture has told us it looks like. What that often means for a Christian (or Christ follower) is a “churched-up” version of the same.
Challenging our own thinking. Probing our own priorities. Those are good and healthy things to be engaged in. That’s what I’ve been doing to myself again of late. That’s also what I’m proposing in this brief article.
Prosperity is a core value of God’s Kingdom. What does it look like for you? The best Kingdom answer and action will bring the greatest good and satisfaction in life.