5960 success

5960 success

The achieving of objectives or personal fulfilment. For believers, success depends on faithfulness to God. Success can lead to dependence on one’s own strength, instead of upon God.

Causes of success

The favour of God Ge 39:23; Jos 1:7; 2Ch 20:20; 2Ch 26:5

Human skill Ecc 10:10

Many advisers Pr 15:22

Nothing can succeed that is against God

Pr 21:30 See also Ac 5:34-39

Examples of prayers for success

Ge 24:12-15 success in personal relationships Success in battle: 1Ch 4:10; 2Ch 14:11
Ne 1:11 success in personal achievement; Ac 4:18-31 success in ministry

The dangers of success

Pride 2Ch 25:19 See also 1Sa 2:3; Pr 11:2; Pr 16:5; Mic 2:3

Boasting Eph 2:8 See also Jas 4:13-17; Ps 10:3-4; Isa 10:15-16

Forgetting God Dt 32:18 See also Dt 8:11-17; Jdg 3:7; Jdg 8:33-34

Lack of thankfulness Ro 1:21; 2Ti 3:2

See also

5597victory, act of God
5607warfare, examples
5776achievement
5857fame
5858fat
5889ingratitude
5917plans
6121boasting
8441goals
8741failure
8802pride

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