The Key to Prosperity

Daily Devotional for Friday, September 4th, 2015

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. 2 Chronicles 31:21

There is a way to ensure that you prosper in what you do: serve the Lord with all your heart! Hezekiah, king of Judah, lived in a dangerous and tumultuous time. He faced powerful enemies. Idolatry was the popular religion of the day. His parents had rejected God and encouraged people to worship other gods (2 Chron. 28). Hezekiah had the opportunity to reject God as well, yet he chose to serve God with all of his heart. He did everything in his power to promote worship of the true God. He diligently followed God’s commandments. As a result of Hezekiah’s determination to serve God, God blessed him. Hezekiah thrived in an unsettled time because he resolved to follow God despite popular opinion.

God will honor the heart that commits to follow Him (2 Chron. 26:5). In times when worshiping God is not in vogue and when the forces of the day oppose Him, it takes courage and resolve to seek after God. God is pleased to prosper those who strive to please Him rather than to seek the approval of people (1 Sam. 2:30). Hezekiah stands in stark contrast to Rehoboam, an earlier king of Judah. It is said of Rehoboam that “he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord” (2 Chron. 12:14). When you do not set your heart to seek the Lord, calamity is the inevitable result. The surest way to prosper in your endeavors is to diligently pursue the will of God.


Load a devotional from a different day.


  • BMI Prayer Letter for September 2015

    The BMI Prayer letter for September 2015 is now available.  Please click on News then Newsletter in the menu above or go to http://www.blackaby.org/news/newsletter/.

  • New Online Class Starting September 14, 2015

    We have a new online classes starting on September 14.  It is called Leading Experiencing God and is a six week study to help leaders teach Experiencing God. The intention of this course is not so much to teach Experiencing God, but to teach leader...

  • BMI Devotion/Newsletter for August 2015

    The BMI Devotion/Newsletter for August 2015 is now available.  Please click on News then Newsletter in the menu above or go to http://www.blackaby.org/news/newsletter/.

  • 1,000 Flickering Lamps books distributed at Send 2015 conference

    1,000 copies of Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church by Drs. Henry and Richard Blackaby were distributed to attendees in a breakout session on church revitalization at the Send North America Conference 2015 in Nashville, TN. John Mark Clifton, Lead ...

  • August 2015 Blog

    A new blog entry has been uploaded by the president. Please click on the "President's Blog" tab above to see the new entry.