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Congratulations Brother Selwyn Jacinto, of Bombay India. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Thank you Brother Selwyn Jacinto for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.
Today’s Question: We have heard it preached by many prosperity seed faith preachers that God wants his children to be wealthy and that if we give (Tithes) into their ministries according to “God’s Principles of Prosperity” we will be made rich. This begs the question that if someone is wealthy, and has everything they could possibly want, does that indicate that they are living a righteous life and are operating in the blessing principles of God — acceptable to God — specifically favored and blessed by God? True or false?
The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: “False!”
People like to think that God rewards the righteous physically and financially in this life and punishes the wicked. However, the fact that one prospers financially in this world does not indicate whether he/she is approved or disapproved by God. We are told that “He makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matt. 5:45).
This one scripture total dismantles and throws a monkey wrench into the heresies of the prosperity preachers and their Seed Faith Gospel. God doesn’t promise all of his children earthly wealth and riches. And it is an observable fact that many of us live with physical “thorns in the flesh” as well as in poverty and lack. However, His grace is still sufficient to keep us until the day of redemption when we shall be transformed into his likeness.
And it may well be that we are unhappy with our own lack of prosperity, even though we are trying to serve God. This is normal and this is human. Don’t punish yourself because you feel this way. God knows and understand. However, I would remind us that the righteous are content regardless of their physical condition (Phil. 4:11-13). If we truly trust in God and His righteousness, we will not have to worry. God does not promise to make the righteous rich, but He does promise to take care of our needs (Matt. 6:25-34). David said that he had not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging food (Psa. 37:25).
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