Everyone wants to be blessed by God. One of the reasons why the beatitudes are such a popular passage of Scripture is because they tell us how to receive God’s blessings. But why do we want those blessings? Unfortunately, most of the time we want God’s blessing because we want to be happier, more comfortable, and experience a better life. This is the allure of the prosperity gospel. It lures people in with the promise of God’s blessing for their best life now. But God doesn’t bless people as an end. God’s blessing is just the beginning of God’s work to bless others. When God promised to bless Abram, He also promised to bless all the world through him. It wasn’t just about Abram; it was a plan for everyone. All of us have received God’s blessings, and God has blessed us so that we can share His blessings with others. May God strengthen us to share His blessings rather than hoard them to ourselves.
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Sarah Celona (God’s Work in N. Minneapolis)
- AM: Pastor Rory–Genesis 14:1-24–Accepting God’s Blessings: Abraham & Melchizedek (sermon notes)
- PM: Sarah Celona & Melissa Morrison