The Bible is full of success stories, like the famous tale of David the shepherd boy to his becoming a king. It also has numerous sayings about prosperity, wealth, and a Christian’s success formula.
Here are some quoted Biblical verses about success worth reflecting upon, including God’s successful creation, commitment as a key to success, and God’s assurance of success.
God’s Successful Creation
The account of the creation in the Bible serves as a reminder of God’s immense success. Even the psalmist sings of His glorious and majestic deeds.
“And god called the dry “land” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And god saw that it was good.” ~Genesis 1: 10
Joseph’s Success in God’s Favor
The story of Joseph with his coat of many colors and being favored by his father among all his eleven brothers is a popular one.
He was sold and betrayed by his jealous brothers but God has other plans for him. Potiphar, one of the pharaoh’s officials and captain of the guard, bought Joseph from the Ishmaelites and took him down to Egypt.
“When Potiphar saw that the Lord was with Joseph and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favour in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.” ~Genesis 39: 3-4
God’s Assurance of Success
These quotes come from the first book of Psalms, reinforcing the assurance of true success with God’s help – that people take delight in the law of the Lord rather than on the wicked and mockers, and that they put to heart God’s commands, then they will prosper and succeed.
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” ~Psalm 1:3
“If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” ~Psalm 37: 23-24
Commitment as a Key to Success
In day to day living, challenges are enormous and problems can overwhelm, but a religious person believes that nothing can go wrong when plans and thoughts are committed to God, and thus trust is placed in His mighty power.
These verses from the book of Proverbs show how God rules in the affairs of people, that there is no philosophy or belief system that can withstand His majesty.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” ~Proverbs 16: 3
“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” ~Proverbs 21: 30
Giving God Glory for Success
Repetitious as it may sound, the audience politely and patiently listens to excited and over the moon Oscar Academy winners acknowledge and recite their gratitude for all the people who shaped their win.
Above and beyond comprehensions, the psalmist enjoins the people to thank God for all human successes, and to give glory to Him as the creator and provider of all things.
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” ~Psalm 115: 1
“The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 18: 23-24