29 The godly will possess the land and will live there forever.
Psalm 37:29 (NLT)
Welcome to the 17th installment on my study of Psalm 37. In this verse, God promised us that we will possess the land and we will live there forever. Land in those times was the source of prosperity. I believe God is not that wicked to promise us land and give us some useless plots of real estate that has no commercial value. God is honorable. When he make a promise, he will fulfil it to the best of his ability. Since he is God, there is no limit on what his best can achieve.
God promised us eternal prosperity. We will possess the land and live there forever. When we possess something, we have complete control over it. We have the right to do whatever we please to the prosperity God has given to us. However, if you are smart, you will follow God’s ways in managing your prosperity. If you don’t, your prosperity may not last. You may have received a lot of money but become poor again a few months later. Why? You have just mismanaged your prosperity.
It has never been the will of God to give us prosperity just for a period of time. The trials and tribulations we face are for a season but the prosperity from God is always for eternity. The blessing of God is always permanent.
29 And now, may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you have spoken, and when you grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign Lord, it is an eternal blessing!”
2 Samuel 7:29 (NLT)
However, we can turn the permanent prosperity into temporary prosperity through our foolishness. This is why we need to keep learning. We need to study the Bible, listen to faith messages and meditate on his Word.
“Why can’t I just pray and ask God to make my prosperity permanent regardless of what I do?”
If God is to enforce that, he will have to take away the control of your prosperity from you. In this situation, that prosperity does not effectively belong to you. It is not your prosperity.
Furthermore, it is not the nature of God to force his will on us. He loves us, guides us to his path of prosperity and hopes that we will follow him willingly. Should we choose to disobey him, he will still loves us but he will feel disappointed because it is not his will to see us living in poverty and sickness.
In conclusion, it has always been the will of God for us to live in eternal prosperity. However, we need to be godly to enjoy the best of it. Being godly requires us to read the Bible, finding out his ways and follow them. When we do that, there is no limit on the amount of prosperity we can have.