THE SECRET OF DIVINE BLESSINGS
Memorise: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the samebringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Read: Deuteronomy 7:12-18, 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
Bible in one year: Numbers 34-36, Job 1:6-12
When God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”, little could an uninformed person know that this goes with a lot of responsibilities. For instance, by this divine decision, man is made responsible for his actions and inactions because he is a god. This is the reason why man, consciously or unconsciously takes his life in his hands and works out his own well being; even to a fault, and Jesus Christ warned us against this extremism.
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
The scripture above reveals the secret of divine blessings. Although man is a responsible carrier of God’s image, however, he is dependent on the God whose image he is carrying. At the creation of man, when man lived in accordance with God’s instruction, he lived in all-round abundance,
because God bestowed His blessing upon him and
his wife. With little effort, man got great harvest. Therefore, Man must live
according to the dictates of God to enjoy divine blessings. Jesus Christ, the
incarnate of the Almighty God pointed this out in our memory verse of today.
For us to be divinely blessed, we must make Jesus Christ our Lord; we must be born again; that is, we must admit what the scripture says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” and quickly do something about it. What we must do is to repent according to the admonition of Peter:
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
It is high time all men, particularly the children of God, understood the secret of divine blessings; that is abiding in the Son of the Living God, the True Vine. Let us stop being anxious of what we want to become. The Bible says:
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
2nd Corinthians 8:9
With His benevolent act which was climaxed at the Cross, we are abundantly blessed without any addition of sorrow (Proverbs 10:22)
Father, please open my eyes to see the secret of divine blessings and let me align myself with it.