Bible Promise for the Day – Success for the Believer

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 1:2,3 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

The world talks an awful lot about success today. It seems that many people – leaders, gurus, etc., want to be the ones to charge you a lot of money to tell you how to do it. Many of them actually have succeeded in life and have the money to show for it.

The problem with this is that it is not the goal that God has in mind when He mentions success for the believer. Nor do the world’s methods lead to the riches that God wants to give you. Why such a vast difference? To the world, success means to go after and gain the things this life offers, and they have no thought for eternity.

Some Christian leaders like to talk about a health-wealth Gospel. They teach that if you are saved and right with God that you will be prosperous and wealthy. This teaching, of course, is not found in the Bible. What is promised in the New Testament is that God will take care of your needs as you serve Him faithfully.

Our Bible verses for today, Psalm 1:2,3, talk about meditating on the Word. The word “law” refers to the Bible. God wants us to meditate on His Book so that it will become the focus of our thoughts, which will then become the driving force behind our actions.

The meditation on the Word spoken of here is not like some forms of secular meditation where you focus on nothing and empty your mind. God never wants His children to empty their mind. Instead, He desires that we fill our minds with the pure Word of God and think about Him and His truths. This will often result in:

  • Praise to Him
  • Direction for our lives and service toward God
  • Cleansing of our hearts and minds
  • Leading in our actions toward others.

These two verses tell us that God will bless all we do on the condition that we meditate daily on His Word and conform our lives to it. His Word is powerful and it can change your thoughts and lives – to where God will be able to bless you. Daily meditation is easiest when we memorize key verses, then we can think on them at various times during the day.

Now Christian, there’s the promise. Do you want to have success and blessing from Him? There’s the key! What verse will you memorize and think about today?

Bible Promise for the Day – The Lord’s Daily Benefits

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”

The Psalmist in this chapter wants to give thanks to the Lord for His “daily” benefits. This man had learned to recognize that God is behind all the daily benefits that His people enjoy.

These blessings do not come by chance, or karma, but the Bible tells us that every good thing comes from God. He is the Source of it all.

While people, even believers, often focus on the things they do not have, it is important to see the many things we possess that money cannot buy. Once those things are recognized, and when the child of God can learn to be thankful for them, his or her joy will greatly increase, and so will their praise to God.

Even some secular leaders are recognizing the value of taking some time every day to be thankful. Of course, the Christian thanks God for it all.

Can you thank God for the daily blessings? Have you even realized that you could be in a hospital bed somewhere today, possibly dying? If you are not, God has given you health, ability to breathe, you can think, and most of you are able to work and earn money. Your heart is still ticking, you can eat, and walk. You probably live in a house that is air-conditioned, have a phone, some Christian friends, and a church to go to. In this country, you can also have and read a Bible, listen to sermons on radio, etc.

Of course, when you get thinking about it, this list is only a beginning. The Psalmist’s reaction to thinking about all these things was to offer praise to God. What a great way to start a day – recognizing that God gave us another day to live, health, and the opportunity to live today for such a good God!

The greatest blessings of all, however, are not physical ones. The Christian who seeks to do the will of God and keeps sins confessed, also experiences salvation by faith, the peace of God, access to God in prayer, His guidance, the indwelling Holy Spirit, freedom from guilt, victory over sin, and much more. Wouldn’t you agree that we have a lot of benefits to be thankful for?

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting the Thought Life Under Control

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

Christians often find that they have trouble in their thought life. They have difficulty in bringing their thoughts under control, and unpleasant or wrong thoughts can suddenly erupt, and this often occurs when trying to pray or when idle.

Of course, having these thoughts makes it very difficult to honor God in the mind or in the life, since the one follows the other. Until the mind can gain control over the thoughts, there will never be much true victory in the life. Satan is often the source.

This verse provides a clue as to how victory can be obtained. The verse first tells the believer to “Commit thy works unto the LORD,” which means to make a determined decision about serving God. You choose to serve Him and to follow His leading. Make it part of your decision that you are not turning back on that decision, too.

This means it cannot be a half-hearted decision that implies that you will see if you like it – and if not, you will quit. There is no determination there and you are not fooling God. Think about God’s decision to save you. Once Christ was born of Mary – there waited a Cross for Him one day. He did not think twice about giving all for you.

After you make that commitment, God will want you to spend much time in the Word. God will begin to keep the wrong thoughts under control for you, and will help you to get even greater control. As you spend more time in the Word, you will discover that He has changed your thought life altogether.

Old thoughts will return from time to time as Satan throws temptations your way. With God’s help, though, He will give you the victory and you will thank Him for it. Be in prayer along with meditating on the Word, and you will begin to discover a victory you did not think possible.

Remember, God’s Word is plain to those who will believe it. The promises and their answers and blessings are for them, too.

Bible Promise for the Day – Joy Is on the Way

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 30:5 “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

As believers, there are times when we may experience God’s anger, or His silence. We do not feel close at all to Him, and may be aware of some sin that has caused the problem.

The good news is that His seeming absence or anger will not last long – if we turn from that sin. All we need to do is to confess it and seek to forsake it, and He will forgive.

In other situations, we may be going through a trial. It may bring tears to our eyes and hurt. It could be physical or emotional pain. The good news, though, is that it will not endure forever – not for the believer.

God never allows us to suffer any more than will accomplish His Divine goal for us. Yes, it could ultimately mean cancer, or death. For the believer, though, death is just a Door into the eternal presence of God. There is nothing sorrowful about that – because there is no sorrow, sickness, or pain in His presence.

When we please Him, we know it. This enables us to desire to continue to do so. He gives us quality of life, and we know and experience that peace that God alone can give.

When our temporary pain is over, there will be joy, along with a bright new day. God gives us seasons of experiences. There is relief coming, and you will be glad when it does. Praise His Name!

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting Close to God

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

The desire of God, ever since creation, has been to walk with and fellowship with humans. This overall purpose of God has never changed.

This is why He created Heaven. For those who will enjoy Him, He has reserved many special future blessings. Those who choose to walk with Him on earth already know and experience many of those blessings.

God, however, is very different from humans. In the beginning, man was created perfect and was able to walk with God. Sin entered, and so did separation from God, Who is infinitely holy.

Because of His love for us, God did not let this disruption in our relationship with Him remain constant. He took the first step to heal that broken fellowship by sending His own Son, Jesus, to die for us. That was the ultimate Sacrifice, as well as the necessary payment for the penalty of our sin.

The above Bible verse summarizes His promise to us. There is no need to continue to wonder “Is God real?” If we seek to find Him and desire to know Him, He will reciprocate. Remember, He wants you to know Him. He has promised: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

The issue of sin, though, is a serious one. He cannot let it go or overlook it. So, God tells the individual seeking Him: “Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” In plain English, this means stop sinning (repent). In prayer to God, admit you were wrong by breaking His commandments. Ask Him to forgive and to save you because of what Christ did on the Cross, and to help you serve Him the way He wants you to – according to the Bible.

This is certainly the greatest invitation ever given at any time, from the Creator of all, to you and me. He invites you to know and fellowship with Him. How will you respond today?