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Don’t call a “blessing” what it is not.

My bible doesn’t say blessed are those who are home owners, blessed are those who are college graduates, blessed are those who are famous and blessed are those with money. It says blessed are the pure in heart, blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, blessed are the meek, blessed are those who hunger & thirst after righteousness. I’m not knocking any of those things.. but we give people a false assurance and make them think they’re “blessed” by God and in right standing with Him because they have stuff! When we stand before God..He won’t be impressed by our prestigious title, how many degrees we have, how many records we sold or how big our house was..He will only be concerned with what did we do for Him and His kingdom!

BJ

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18 thoughts on “Don’t call a “blessing” what it is not.”

  1. Wonderful post! I was just teaching on the Beatitudes a few weeks ago. Isn’t it wonderful knowing how the Kingdom of God works opposite to the things of this world? It is part of the reason life on earth can be so hard, because nothing is the way it should be!

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    1. Yesss. And I believe this is so because the world redefines everything and Christians blindly take it as it is without considering God’s perspective. Soo sad! We need to wake up and abide in his word! Hope you have a blessed day Lillian.

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  2. His ways are higher than our ways.

    Many things we think of as blessings will prove to be curses, and things we think are curses will prove to be blessings.

    Just like Balaam and His goat, we may encounter a setback and not understand that it is God “setting us back” on the narrow path.

    The prostitute of Babylon is the one wrapped up in the pleasures of this world and relying upon the false security of wealth, instead of seeking first the Kingdom of God, loving God with our everything, and loving and serving others.

    God is more interested in teaching us how to fish, building up eternal spiritual treasures and fruit of the Holy spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, long suffering – than giving us a fish. He’s about shaping and changing us on the inside, not just providing stuff and changing circumstances on the outside.

    We might find that prosperity and the complacency and self reliance (instead of Godly fear & reliance) so often leads to luke warm “Christians” by name that He will spit out because He never knew them and they never really knew Him.

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    1. I could not agree more, Thank you sooo much for casting light on this. It is critical that we understand God’s plan and blessing in God’s perspective. Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord Harold!

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