Monday, 4 May 2015

The False sense of Blessing

Many people in the modern church think that they are blessed because of the material things they have. It think it is these things that God gives to them as a blessing.

Simply because God allows something to have something, does not mean it is a blessing - a reward for pleasing Him. The unsaved often have much prosperity, but are in no ways blessed by God. There is no such thing as a blessed unsaved person. No such thing. Such is blasphemy to say that an unbeliever can be blessed by God. How can God give a reward to a person who evil and wicked? How can He? 

You may argue, doesn't He give undeserving sinners salvation, who are wicked? Such is a deceptive and blasphemous question asked by Christians who are either too naive to understand why God does not nor cannot bless the unsaved, or have a fear of people, such that they dare not think that the unsaved people cannot be blessed. 

The blessings of God is different thing from His grace. God does give some 'common grace' (an insulting term used by modern evangelicals, by making it called "common"). For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust (Matthew 5:45). 

It is against God's nature to bless the wicked evil unsaved people. He does not bless them, but He gives them by grace, their very breath and the liberties to God gives to people. A single breath of any person is not a right, but God's grace. Absolutely undeserved. All of us should have no breath - not a single one. 

It is true that God's blessings may manifest in material prosperity. However, His reasons for giving His blessings is for His glory, not our own glory. It is not only arrogant, but blasphemous to say that God's gives His people blessing for their own enjoyment. Such is the thinking of many mammonised Christian who think that God's blessing to them are for their own. What blasphemy! Did Jesus not rebuke the rich man who wanted to pull down his barns and build them bigger for being a fool, by failing to be rich towards God? Luke 12:15-21 says:

And he [Jesus] said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?  

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Blessings from God are given for His glory. It claim them as one's "own" is to steal from God. This precisely the justification of the doctrine of private property - that one owns what one has, when God is the one who owns all. If God owns all things, who else does? It is God and God alone - not individuals, governments, banks, businesspersons or farmers, but God and God alone. The attitude of many mammonised Christians is like that of the rich man who thought he could do as he chooses with "his" property. 

The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it (Psalm 24:1).

Do not be deceived by the false sense of blessing, think that because one has many material possessions, one is blessed.

God can choose to make whoever His chooses rich or poor. All who obey Him are blessed for His glory, not our own.