Psalms 35:27 NKJV Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Out of all people, believers have made prosperity a bad word. They roll their eyes if someone mentions God and prosperity. If someone speaks on God, abundance, and wealth, they negatively categorize it as “the prosperity message.” But why?

All throughout the bible, God mentions or eludes to prosperity. As we can see above, it pleases God when we prosper (Ps. 35:27). In Genesis 12:2, God told Abram to be a blessing and by Genesis 13:2, Abram was financially prosperous. In 3 John 1:2 it says, beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. So, before the law Abram was prosperous, during the law it pleased God for His people to prosper, and in the new covenant God desires for us to be prosperous in all things. If God had a problem with us prospering, why would He put it throughout the bible?

Prosperity is not limited to money. As 3 John 1:2 says, God desires for us to be prosperous in all things. That includes our marriages, our health, our ministries, our relationships, our businesses, and in our money.

Don’t be deceived into thinking prosperity is not God’s will. We’re called to love, we’re called to give, and we’re called to prosper.