“In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.” – Ecclesiastes 7:14 (KJV)
The opening scripture has given believers in Christ Jesus divine truth to walk with in their daily lives. The truth is that there is a day of prosperity and a day of adversity (Job 1:1–22). God wants you to be in readiness against these two events.
Beloved, if you are experiencing the day of prosperity, give God the praise and use this period to prepare against the time of adversity so that when it comes you will not feel it. Invest from your prosperity into business, the lives of people, and the work of the ministry, and you will not feel your day of adversity.
Remember that by the wisdom of Joseph the Egyptians stored up grains in the seven years of abundance, so during the seven years of drought and famine they had enough grains to even sell to other countries (Genesis 41:47–57).
On the other hand, if you are experiencing your day of adversity, be inspired by the opening scripture that your day of prosperity is at hand. Therefore, continue to be expectant, avoid complaining, encourage yourself in the Word of God, and continue to trust God for your prosperity, and your day of prosperity will come. Praise the Lord! Be an overcomer!
Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank You for creating times and seasons. Please stir up Your wisdom in me to identify my day of prosperity—rejoice and use my prosperity to prepare against the day of adversity so that, when it comes, I do not feel it in Jesus’ name. Amen!