Exodus 3:8 says,
“And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites”.
If you read two chapters before and the preceding verses before the above bible verse, you will see that the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians. God in His mercy came to Moses and told him that he would lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, the land he promised their father, Abraham (Genesis 12:6-7). The Israelites were blessed people as they inherited the blessings of Abraham.
For God to call you blessed, no one can change that except you through disobedience. There was a time prophet Balaam, a prophet of God was told to curse the children of Israel by the king of Moab instead he blessed them. Numbers 23:8 says,
“How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied?”
It is God’s desire that His children should prosper. God said in Genesis 17:7,
“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee”.
Reading the full chapter we will see that God promised to bless Abraham and make him a blessing to others i.e. prosperity. As children of Abraham, we also have access to the blessing. We choose to walk in it or not.
Prosperity is being blessed to be a blessing to others and it is not all about money. As we can see from the life of Abraham, he had the wealth, influence and health too. Abraham’s covenant of blessing and prosperity came as a result of his obedience. We also will have our prosperity as a result of our obedience to Gods word. Deuteronomy 29:9 says,
“Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do”.
Remember, the covenant is between you and God. Keep your side of the covenant and God will surely fulfill His.
Abraham was a tither. He obeyed the voice of God to sacrifice his son. What is too difficult for you to path with if God asks for it? Luke 6:38 says,
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”.
Whatever measure you give in will be the measure you will be given back. These two still falls under obedience as God commanded us to give and pay our tithe. So keep your part of the covenant and God will keep His part; He never disappoints.