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Saturday, February 26, 2011

How to Be Blessed




Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

If you want God's blessings in your life, then do not consent with,or follow the ungodly.  God declares if you meditate on the Word of God and follow and obey His instructions, then you will be prosrerous and have good success.  He tells us to meditate day and night, that means continually put His word before everything in your life.  You will produce the life and the fruit of God through your life, as you submit to God and His Word.  God knows us and our ways, as we seek Him, He will reward us accordingly.




4 comments:

  1. This is wrong!:) Either what Jesus did on the cross was enough or it wasn't either God already has blessed us or He hasn't. Either His grace is sufficient for us and its just a matter of convincing ourselves to belive what God has already provided or it is another gospel and we have fallen from grace:)

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  2. While it is true that we are blessed by what Jesus did on the cross, and that His grace is sufficient.....Jesus also said that a good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree bears bad fruit.

    The bible also says that obedience is better than sacrifice. You were right that we need to believe in those things God has already given us. The bible says that He has seated us in heavenly places in Christ Jesus and that He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. However, that is the part most people do not believe. And sadly, their actions and lifestyles bear the fruit of it. Men at times choose do things their own way, instead of trusting God, submitting to what His word says, and in return can miss some of the blessings He wants us to have. Many Christians have gotten away from seeking after Him, and inquiring from the Lord on the things in their lives.

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  3. Legalistic bs and a list of to do's and don't('s) that go back to it being on us....again "...We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not of works lest any man should boast..." We cannot be anymore pleasing to God then we already are...no changing His pleasure in us...it's a done deal. God's blessing is there regardless of how we act its just a question of being in the right place to recieve it because its always raining down.

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  4. I think your right and wrong. I think your right as far as us being blessed by His goodness alone. We are blessed not because we are good but because He is good. We are also saved only but grace, only by the blood of Jesus, and not by anything we could possibly do. And we are pleasing to God because of Jesus alone.

    You are completely right in the fact that His blessing is always there, but as you said "it is just a question of being in the right place to receive it".

    However I think what the blog writer was referring to (I am not the writer by the way)....some Christians have a concept that they can live their lives anyway they want to and their are no consequences. Some Christians believe that just because they are saved by grace...God condones their actions regardless of what they may be. That is what goes completely against the bible.
    Paul said in Romans 6)
    "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?"

    I think we both believe the same thing, but it comes down to how do you make sure you are in the "right place to receive His blessings"?

    It is true that if we sin, we have an advocate with Jesus Christ (1 John 2:1). But we are suppose to have a transformed life. His blessings are always there...that is true. However I think that if we are willingly disobedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and we refuse to listen to His voice and counsel in our lives...that we can miss some the blessings He wants us to have.
    While He does love us no matter what that is not a license to live in sin. His blood was shed not just so we have a free ticket to heaven but that we can live a new life through His Spirit. It was so we can have an active relationship with God. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:11:
    "For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God."

    Now if we let our lifestyles interfere with our ability to hear His voice then how will will know of the blessings that God wants us to have? I am not legalistic in any way. I know we can never be righteous, because the bible says our righteousness is as "filthy rags". I am so happy for the blood of Jesus because I know that is the only way that I can be righteous. We are not in disagreement on any of those things.

    I think however there is a fine and dangerous line here that the world does not understand. There is a belief in this world that God will bless people no matter what they do. There is a belief that any behavior we have is fine because God loves us. Our salvation is not what is in question...it is our relationship. I think that is the biggest blessing people miss out on. God loves us no matter what. But I don't think that He condones our actions no matter what. My point in all this is that we are suppose to lead transformed lives which is only possible by spending time with Him. And if our lifestyles are preventing us or coming between us and Him, regardless of whether or not we are saved...then we are missing out on the main point of what Jesus did. Which is to restore the relationship between us and God.

    I would love to talk to you more about all of this...not to argue. I don't think we have a difference of opinion for the most part. I just think we need to be careful at times in what we tell people. I am not questioning your beliefs....I just know people who will take what you said as meaning we can do whatever we want, no matter what it is, and it will not matter because God loves us.

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