For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Proverbs 1:32
READ: Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
There is good success and there is bad success. I know this because Proverbs10:22 say:
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."
From the above, we can infer that there can be a 'blessing' with attendant sorrow because it is not from the Lord. This kind of success is bad. This may explain why God had to be exact in the type of success He promised in Joshua 1:8.
No one can tamper with good success that comes from God as He has assured His children of divine protection (Psalm 91). If after a breakthrough, you are afraid of calamity, perhaps the source of that 'breakthrough' is not God.
Genesis 26:12-14 bears record of the good success that Isaac recorded. He was so blessed that even the Philistines envied him. The secret of his good success is found in Genesis 26:2-6. We see that Isaac obeyed the Lord, stayed where God asked him to and became prosperous as a result. If you obey God all the way, good success will not be far from you.
You should pay attention to the Bible reading for today. For Joshua to have good success, God commanded him to keep the book of the law in his mouth and to also meditate therein constantly, so as to "observe to do according to" the content. James 1:25 says:
"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Thus, if you want to be blessed of the Lord and obtain good success this season, you must be a doer of God’s word.
Father, please grant me good success in all my endeavors this year, in the mighty name of Jesus.