Biblical Success Principles: What does the Bible Say about Success?


Biblical Success Principles: Winning the battles with your real enemy

According to the Bible, we have an enemy. The devil is our one and only enemy, not people who wronged us. Even unbelievers who hurt us and persecute us are not our enemies; they are just being used by the enemy. Every single day, we have to fight the battles with our real enemy, with God's strength.

Ephesians 6:12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

How do we win the battles with the enemy? We win the battles with God’s strength, not ours. How do get God’s strength? We get His Strength through His Word, which is the truth.

Ephesians 6:11-Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

2 Corinthians 10:4-(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)

1 John 5:4-5-For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.

Biblical Success Principles: God’s fame not yours

Your attitude and motivation behind all your works matter. Do you do what you do to look good in the eyes of man or to glorify God? You are what you are by the Grace of God.

No matter how great our good works are, we don’t deserve any glory. It is God who gave us the ability, motivation, grace, circumstances, opportunities etc. to accomplish what He wants us to accomplish. God alone deserves the glory for every good work we do. 

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Biblical Success Principles: Giving not receiving

For the world, success always means “gaining”, “getting” and ”amassing”. But, for Christians, since our treasures are in heaven, it is more blessed to give than to receive. This world is only temporary and so are the wealth and other material things that we have here. Since no one can destroy the treasures in Heaven, it is wise to store up rewards there, rather than seeking temporal comfort here on earth.

Luke 12:33-34-Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Proverbs 19:17-He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Biblical Success Principles: Serving not being served

In God’s kingdom, servants are the leaders. If you want to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven, serve God, serve others in Jesus' name and live a humble life before God.

Mark 9:35-And he sat down and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, [the same] shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Mark 10:45-For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

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