Part 7B: Success And Money Are Spiritual Matters (Biblical References)

Ask for The Wisdom and Knowledge to Serve Better and You Will Receive Riches

Continued from Part 1: Success and Money

Napoleon Hill in his ‘Philosophy of Success” mentions the importance of consciously:

  1. Choosing what we want,
  2. Asking for it specifically,
  3. Promising what service we will do in exchange for our dreams,
  4. Reciting the goal and the promise we’ve made at least  a dozen times a day and,
  5. Always praying after the recitation of the request and the promise for wisdom and understanding .

In  fact he states that the secrets of his success was that he prayed (not for riches), but instead for more wisdom and knowledge to use the gifts and talents that he had been given at birth.  I know this to be truth because I found confirmation of his very prayer in the King James Bible.  We are admonished to ask, believe, and we will receive, but the following verse describes specifically what we are  to ask for.

Chronicle 2 in the King James Bible shares a story of Solomon.  1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 1:12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.”

Wealth and Riches Are Gifts, Appreciate Them!

I’d personally like to add a #6 to the list above and that is to be grateful, for we know that it is a grateful heart that attracts blessings to us, and not a fearful, desperate, angry, entitled, arrogant, hateful, or ungrateful heart.

Many people are reluctant to set monetary goals for fear of sacrificing an even greater eternal life.  But in the King James Bible 1Timonthy verse 6:10, it clearly states that it is the love of money, not the money that is the problem.   “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”   The key here is to desire service first and the money will come and to not “err from the faith.”  But Ecclesiastes 5:19, states,Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.” I think it is important to understand that we are free to use our riches in whatever way we choose, but also have the responsibility to only take our portion.  That implies sharing the rest with others.

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