“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
-Eliphaz; was among those who came to console Job when he was nursing his wounds and mourning the loss of his children and property. He stated that submission to God yields peace and prosperity. Acquaintance with God begins at conversion not only knowing Him as the God of nature and providence, but as the God of grace and peace in Christ Jesus. By seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, we make God our gold and choicest silver and all other things follow us. By submitting to God, we resist the devil and draw near to God and He comes near us (Jam 4:7). God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life and gives us His Holy Spirit so that He may live in love (1 Thes 4:7-9). As it was in the Old Testament, following Gods’ laws yielded fruitfulness. Jesus gave us the law of love and the Holy Spirit guides us in these purposes. Submission to God also leads to answered prayers and prosperity.
Thank You Holy Spirit for Your love and mercy upon us. We humbly ask You to always dwell in our hearts so that we may walk in submission to You with love. Shine Your light on our ways that we may always obtain favour before You and among men and women. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell with the people of South Africa and on the whole world. Our Father who at in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
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