God's will that we prosper

  • let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27 NKJV
  • Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 NASB

Promises of prosperity

  • He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth. Ps 25:13 NKJV
  • Wealth and riches will be in his house Psalm 112:3 NKJV
  • God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity Psalms 68:6 NASB
  • the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. Psalm 37:11 NASB

Prosperous men of God

  • Abraham: Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Genesis 13:2 NASB
  • Solomon: All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon. 2 Chronicles 9:20 NASB
  • All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 1 Kings 10:21 NKJV
  • Job: He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). Job 1:3 AMP

How to prosper

1. Gathering money little by little

Other versions

  • he who gathers gradually by [honest] labor will increase [his riches]. Proverbs 13:11 AMP

2. Doing

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  • Isaac: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. Genesis 26:12-14 NKJV

3. Having God's Presence

  • the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house for three months; and the LORD blessed2 the family of Obed-edom and all that he had. 1 Chronicles 13:14 NASB
  • So the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household (family). Now King David was told3, “The Lord has blessed1 the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:11-12 AMP

4. As answer to prayer

  • Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing. God said to him, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for yourself a long life nor for wealth, nor for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to recognize justice, behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise and discerning heart (mind), so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall anyone equal to you arise after you. I have also given you what you have not asked, both wealth and honor, so that there will not be anyone equal to you among the kings, for all your days. 1 Kings 3:10-13 AMP

5. God's blessing

Can ask for Prosperity NOW

  • O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity4. Psalms 118:25 NKJV

Pass on Prosperity to generations

  • A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children Proverbs 13:22 ESV
  • May the LORD give you increase more and more, You and your children. Psalm 115:14 NKJV
  • Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD. Proverbs 19:14 NKJV
Other versions

  • Houses and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. Proverbs 19:14 BSB


  1. Actively doing and not just idling away our time expecting God to bless us without our doing anything.
  2. 01288 בּרך [bârak] \baw-rak'\ A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of {adoration}) and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the {king} as treason): - X {abundantly} X {altogether} X at {all} {blaspheme} {bless} {congratulate} {curse} X {greatly} X {indeed} kneel ({down}) {praise} {salute} X {still} thank.
  3. How great a blessing it would have been to be reported to the King about Obed-edom's prosperity?
  4. 6743 צלח צ לח [tsâlach tsâlêach] \{tsaw-lakh'} tsaw-lay'-akh\ A primitive root; to push {forward} in various senses (literally or {figuratively} transitively or intransitively): - break {out} come ({mightily}) go {over} be {good} be {meet} be {profitable} (cause {to} {effect} make {to} send) prosper ({-ity} {-ous} -ously).