GROWING AND PROSPERING
BY THE WORD
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is
a child, differeth nothing from a servant,
though he be lord of all; But is under
tutors and governors until the time
appointed of the father (Galatians 4:1-2).
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As a child of God, you must feed your spirit
with the Word, for that’s the only way to grow
spiritually. You must have a consistent and instinctive
desire for God’s Word. Peter says, “As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow
thereby” (1 Peter 2:2). The life in you is the life of the
Word, and can only be sustained by the Word.
The Word has the unique characteristic and
ability to grow mightily and prevail, irrespective of
the situation or condition (Acts19:20). So when you
consciously imbibe the Word for your health, finances,
business, and other areas of your life, there’ll be
progress against all odds.
Acts 20:32 says the Word is able to build you
up, and deliver your inheritance into your hands. But
recall what we read in our opening text: “…the heir,
as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a
servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors
and governors until the time appointed of the father.”
An heir is someone with an inheritance. But as long as
that heir is a child (Greek: “nepios”), he’s not different
from a servant.
The Bible says as long as an heir is a “nepios,”
he can’t enjoy his inheritance. A “nepios” is someone
who’s unable to talk right or communicate wisely.
Someone can be forty years in Christianity and still
be a “nepios”; he has an awesome inheritance; all
the blessings of God belong to him, yet he’s suffering
through life. It reminds of the Spirit’s lamentation in
Hosea 4:6: “My people are destroyed for lack of
The life God has given us in Christ is that of great
glory and excellence, where you prosper in all things,
howbeit by His Word.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the efficacy of
your Word in my life. Your Word is building me up
into a mature man in Christ, causing me to deal wisely
in all my affairs, and to continually make progress
from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 4:11-14; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17