Better than any money-back guarantee is the promise that a life aligned with the Word of God will lead to success, in the truest sense of the word. The Scriptures provide authoritative testimony to the kind of life we can enjoy. That said, why do we often choose to look elsewhere to find abundant life?
“If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” (John 15:6-8 NIV, emphasis added).
God told Joshua, Moses’ faithful and powerful successor, this:
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:7-9 NIV, emphasis added).
Over the course of your life, where have you tried to find prosperity or success in life?
What lessons or examples have influenced you to seek a flourishing life somewhere outside of connection with God and His truth?