In the Hebrew language, peace comes from the same root word as prosperity. The spiritual vehicle that brings prosperity into a man’s life is peace. Peace means you harbor no ill will nor negative expectations over another. This can only be cultivated through intercessory prayers for others.
This is why the patriarchs like Abraham and Isaac moved away from strife. Even when it cost them material things, they traded that for an environment of peace and by their decision created wealth without a vicious competitive spirit.
Lot saw this principle at work in Abraham when he left a well-watered garden for him just to avoid strife. The Philistines learned the lesson when Isaac left his father’s wells to them to find the place he called Rehoboth a place free of strife. The Philistines saw God in Isaac.
~ Pastor Poju Oyemade