One Major Key to Kingdom Success

08/04/21 at 08:30 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Adapted from a Daily Devotional by Andrew Wommack

If you isolate them from the rest of God's Word, there are some scriptures that could be interpreted to mean that having money or wealth is wrong.

However, there are other scriptures that speak of riches as a blessing.

The harmony between these two apparently opposite positions is that money is neither good nor bad. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil, and many have committed the sin of loving money who don't even have a dime (1 Tim. 6:10)! The love of things (covetousness) is idolatry, and this was what Jesus was addressing when He said:

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” —Matthew 6:21

Because it is so easy to lust after money and the things it can provide, the Lord established a system whereby prosperity is a by-product of putting God first. As Matthew 6:33 states: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

We should no more reject the blessing of prosperity than we should covet it, which is idolatry. The reason for not laying up treasures on this earth is so that we will not have our hearts drawn away from the things of God.

One key to success in the kingdom of God is singleness of purpose.

The most important single thing we can purpose to do is know God. We don't have the capacity to do our best in two areas at the same time. If we will simply put God and His kingdom first in every area of our lives, He will add to us all the wealth that we need.

What is more valuable or important than knowing Him? Absolutely nothing!

After all, Jesus said eternal life was not spending eternity in heaven with God—although that is part of it. He defined it as knowing God.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” —John 17:3

And 2 Peter tells us:

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,” —2 Peter 1:2

I don’t know about you, but I want all the grace and peace multiplied to me that I can get!