“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirst for thee, my flesh long for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is” – Psalm 63:1
There are many brothers and sisters in Christ who thirst for the living God, that they would rise early each morning to seek the Lord, then spend hours in His Word. This is their delight, this is what they love to do, and this is their life.
You may say that’s too much time to spend with the Lord and studying His word. But I say to you, what profits a man to have spent so much time in gaining praise, notoriety, material things and wealth, rather than taking the time to work on gaining a healthy and prosperous soul?
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” – Matthew 16:26
When we become too involved with work, it can rob us of the important things in life that require just as much attention and time we dedicate to working all the time.
If the soul is to become healthy and prosperous, there must be an increase in the knowledge of the truth of God’s Word, and growth in grace.
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” – II Peter 3:18a
Make prospering your soul a priority. The man who purposely, deliberately and consistently study to know the truth in God’s Word, and then walks in that truth, is the man with a healthy and prosperous soul by God’s definition.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.