Prospering During a Pandemic - Daily Devotion
At the time that I am releasing this, the pandemic has been going on for 6 months. It has been extremely challenging for business and overall personal finances of many people. In this episode I’m going to talk about how to prosper in during a pandemic. I recently lead a discussion about how to prosper during a pandemic and went over some verses that are relevant to this time as well as sharing some key takeaways and some practical steps that you can follow.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
Now there was a famine in the land—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. – Genesis 26:1-3
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. – Genesis 26:12-14
- God will direct you to which land to sow into.
- Land – This can still mean land but it is also equivalent to business or streams of revenue today
- There was one famine “beside the previous famine in Abrahams time”. This can be interpreted as a second wave similarly as what we could potentially face in fall 2020. God blessed Isaac through that.
- God blessed Isaac 100x more than what he sowed because he was obedient to sow where God told him to sow.
from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; – 1 Chronicles 12:32
- We need to be observant about what’s going on in the world around us and carefully think about what the best course of action should be.
- We need to be ready to take action like the sons of Issacahar were. There is no time for procrastination.
- This type of careful through to understand what is going on and know what to do is not common among people today. It is confirmed from this scripture because this tribe only had 200 people represented while the other tribes had thousands. By you taking the time to understand and think about what is going on, you are putting yourself in the minority that will prosper because you have greater understanding.
- Once you understand and give careful thought to what is going on around you, you have to step out with faith and follow God as he is directing you.