Skip to main content

HANDLING YOUR BLESSINGS


By:  Blackaby


It’s not fair. From the time we’re very young, most of us spend a lot of energy making sure things are fair. We watch our parents to make sure they don’t give our siblings more than they give us. We watch our friends to make sure they don’t have better toys, or nicer clothes, or more dates than we do. We do the same thing with God. We look at how He blesses someone else, and we can’t resist the urge to compare it with what He’s given us. We don’t realize the audacity involved in accusing God of being unfair. The Bible leaves no question that God is completely just. Our problem is that we don’t look at things the right way. Our problem is not that we have been given too little. Our problem is what we have done with what we’ve been given. Jesus made clear that we’re responsible for what God gives us, not what he gives others. If any unfairness is involved, it’s in the way we mishandle what God entrusts to us.

Take some time to consider how well you’re handling your blessings. Remember, God holds you accountable for what He’s given you, not what He has given your neighbor. If you’ve grown up in a Christian environment, with years of Bible study opportunities, God expects you to know His Word. He’s not being unfair to expect obedience from you, because you clearly know what He wants you to do. The important thing in life is not who gets what but how well you manage what you get. As a Christian, you’ve received a lot, so be ready to give an account for what you’ve done with it.


From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. – Luke 12: 48(b)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Golden Bowls of Prayer

By:  D. Delay
Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full, the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of refreshment crashes down on all below!
In the Book of Revelation, the Bible describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints (Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of old. In Revelation 8, we discover what these bowls are used for:
"Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…

OBEDIENCE – THE KEY TO YOUR MIRACLE

THE THREE (3) EVILS