Consider: Bible Scripture Psalm 30: 6 “And in my prosperity, I said, that I will never be removed. Psalm 30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: ...”

The idea for this question came about because, I was thinking about the fact that some people seem to have more than their fair share, and how some of them brag and boast about their prosperity.

asked 28 Jul '11, 06:42

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There is no such thing as 'more than their fair share' it only seems that way to some. The reason why they keep getting more is because they boast in their prosperity and that is a perfect example of 'The Law' in action.


answered 28 Jul '11, 18:01

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Exactly the right answer.

(28 Jul '11, 22:50) Paulina 1

@Kind Mind: Are you also saying that was the same reason why, David boast in his prosperity? Thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:50) Inactive User ♦♦

Yes, but I don't see the Bible as history.

(31 Jul '11, 18:44) AboveBelow
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I don't intepret this that David was boasting about material prosperity but rather he was stating that when he stepped into the realization of his spiritual identity (which is the authentic source of all prosperity or abundance), he resided in the knowing that it could never be removed.

Just like the mountain his spiritual identity would always stand strong :)


answered 28 Jul '11, 23:28

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Good answer Michaela.

(29 Jul '11, 14:37) Paulina 1

Thanks Paulina :)

(30 Jul '11, 13:22) Michaela

@Michaela:Yes David’s faith was very strong, and he knew that he was standing on strong foundation, thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:43) Inactive User ♦♦
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I have to quote Mel Brooks here, "It's good to be the king!"

Now on a more serious note, a king has to be a king to the people, strong, powerful, and extravagant. Think about when you see the Queen of England. She is all decked out in expensive jewels. Just one jewel perhaps cost more than a Mercedes! There is a huge royal event and everyone says "Ahh! I have to see the Queen! She is coming to visit my land today!"

People have to respect the king. He has to appear better than everyone else, so people can say, "He is worthy to lead us!" So David had to live up to being a king for his people, however not only this: All the other kings of the other lands had to respect and fear him to know not to try to overthrow him. "He is a strong king- his people love him. We had better not attack."

If he appeared meek and humble, he wouldn't have been the king very long before being overthrown- either from within or without.


answered 29 Jul '11, 03:08

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edited 29 Jul '11, 07:13

I like your quote; also you have made a very valid point in David’s position as King, and his Leadership, thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:37) Inactive User ♦♦

You are very welcome Vee I enjoyed this question. :-)

(31 Jul '11, 01:32) Wade Casaldi

I don't know the context of the rest of the bible passage but just reading the part you posted, it sounds like he is boasting about spiritual wealth - not physical wealth.

About others having more than their share in the physical world, well life is unfair, it just is the way it is and nobody has the truth of that answer. Some "babies" are just born into that wealth or whatever it may be. Like Kings Mind says, there are different perspectives of it that make the difference, at least in this case.


answered 28 Jul '11, 22:09

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I agree, nobody knows the truth to that answer, and I guess, some of us will remain poor for ever, thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:31) Inactive User ♦♦

The truth is that life IS fair. It may not look that way if your having a hard time but you and only you, are the one who plants the seeds AND reaps the harvest.

(31 Jul '11, 18:42) AboveBelow

sorry but a kid who dies in AFrica at age 3 because his parents can not find food, did not plant that seed.....

(11 Aug '11, 23:43) Back2Basics
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To boast in your prosperity is to attract even more for Jesus said to those that have more shall be given and those that have not even that which they have shall be taken away. This wasn't cruelty as Jesus was simply stating the fact of the LAW OF ATTRACTION at work. In other words those that have no matter if it be spiritual, posetions, money, love or whatever will get more if they feel and know a sense and feeling of having and those that dont will lose even that which they have for they are feeling lack.

You need to feel within that you are already fulfiled with what you want and you will have it. If you feel lack and dispair than that is what you will atract.

Feeling love attracts love, feeling rich attracts riches, feeling happy attracts happiness, feeling at peace attracts peace, feeling misery attracts misery, feeling poor attracts poverty and so on. Yes go ahead and brag and be full of yourself for than you too shall have that which you brag about. Of course you have to feel it not just boast. By the way be careful who you boast to for you might just upset some jelous people that can't tolorate others happiness. It is best to boast to yourself when you are allone that way you upset no one.


answered 28 Jul '11, 23:05

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Paulina 1

paulina, Jesus was not about materialism and its abundance or the so called 'law of attraction'. do some further research and you will find what he was presenting to mankind. many of the original writings prior to 300 AD were either destroyed or selectively mis-interpreted. to blindly accept without questioning or searching for the truth only delays your evolution.

(29 Jul '11, 01:28) fred

Yes you are right Jesus was not about materialism but came to teach man that he too is one with the father through the holy spirit. And yet he still showed his fellow man how to attract whatever they wanted. The words Law of attraction were not used in the time of Jesus but when it applies to the book on how to attract the New Testament is still my personal favourite.

(29 Jul '11, 10:08) Paulina 1

so, when your body no longer sustains prana and your flesh fades to only bones, the supposed law of attraction that allowed your accumulation of goods goes where/does what?

(29 Jul '11, 23:23) fred

Thank you Fred. How about giving me some pointers on which books to read so that I can learn more?

The so called law of attraction is nothing more than using the mind to think certain thoughts so it goes to where all thoughts go to. I'm sure you will be able to tell me more about that than I know.

The reason Jesus did those teachings and the reason for all his miracles was to attract more people to listen to his words so that more people could learn the truth. His true teaching is what is important and not the miracles or the now so called law of attraction.

(30 Jul '11, 06:50) Paulina 1

That of course is my own opinion and I could be wrong or I could be right but that's besides the point. The point is to see others points of wiew and eather discard them or learn from them. I would love to know what is your point of view or philosophy. God bless you Fred.

(30 Jul '11, 06:57) Paulina 1

@ Paulina G: I like the fact that you mentioned that we should be careful of whom we boast to etc, because I can surely relate to your point of view, thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:26) Inactive User ♦♦
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I boast in your prosperity.


answered 29 Jul '11, 08:24

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Of course, it is alright to boast about one another’s prosperity, thank you.

(30 Jul '11, 23:13) Inactive User ♦♦
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