Success God's Way!

Given the economic times that we're living in, here at Good News Dispatch, it seemed appropriate to list out as many verses in the bible as possible that pertain to success; after all, it is God's Word. However, it is important to remember that first and foremost, eternal salvation is the most important aspect of anyone's life. Secondly, we need to remember that God says we will face tribulation in our lives, and through it all, He will be with us.

As you read each of these, stop and think about each verse and how you live your life compared to each verse. For example, the verse you will read that says “delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” ... Psalm 37:4. Do you truly delight yourself in the Lord? Do you read the Bible each day, fellowship with the Lord, give Him the honor and praise that He is due? Do you take care as to what you watch, listen to, read, and how you handle your finances? We need to look at this from the truth of God's Word and the reality of how we live our lives.

To get started, let's check out Psalm 1, the gateway of all the Psalms.

1 Blessed is the man
       Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
       Nor stands in the path of sinners,
       Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
       And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree.
       Planted by the rivers of water,
       That brings forth its fruit in its season,
       Whose leaf also shall not wither;
       And whatever he does shall prosper
4 The ungodly are not so,
       But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
       Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
       But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

God's Keys to Success

1. If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved ... Rom 10:9.
2. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life ... John 3:16.
3. These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world ... John 16:33.
4. Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also ... Matt 6: 19-21.
5. Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart ... Psalm 37:4.
6. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them ... Mark 11:24.
7. If you abide in me and I abide in you, you shall ask what you desire and it shall be done unto you ... John 15:7.
8. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success ... Joshua 1:8.
9. In all your ways acknowledge God, and He will guide your paths ... Proverbs 3:6.
10. Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established ... Proverbs 16:3.
11. When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him ... Proverbs 16:7.
12. He who is faithful in little will be faithful in much ... Luke 16:10.
13. ... For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more ... Luke 12:48.
14. Be anxious for nothing but in all things by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God and the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your heart and mind at peace through Christ Jesus ... Philippians 4:6-7.
15. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered ... Proverbs 11:25.
16. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus ... Philippians 4:19.
17. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows ... Malachi 3:10.
18. Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure — pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return ... Luke 6:38.
19. Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver ... 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.
20. But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day ... Deuteronomy 8:18.
21. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me ... Psalm 101:3.
22. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you ... Matt 6:33.
23. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers ... Psalm 1:1-3.
24. By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches and honor and life ... Proverbs 22:4.
25. Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened ... Matt 7:7-8.
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