God Is Rich Toward You


161102_godisrichtowardyouThe Bible declares, “The just shall live by faith.”  And again, we are saved, “by grace through faith.” Do you know why God chose to base the entire plan of redemption on faith?   To operate his kingdom on faith and to bless people through faith?  It is because He wants everyone to be able to participate equally in and enjoy all his blessings fully.

Think about it, if He operated the kingdom on the basis of intelligence, some people would have an advantage over others. Some won’t be able to qualify. Some would be left out. If He based His blessings on looks, or on talents, or on some other personal attribute or qualification, He would not be able to offer them to everybody.

But God wants to bless everybody equally!  He wants anybody who has a need to be able to get his needs met and for nobody to be disqualified because of some personal shortcoming.  He wants to make His blessings accessible to anybody who believes because faith is something anybody can have.  It does not matter where you were born, the color of your skin, your age, or how smart you are, you can have faith!

You don’t even have to be morally perfect to have faith which pleases God and be blessed by God. Just look at the people of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11.  You will discover two things to be true of all of them.  They had faith in God and they were flawed characters.  In spite of their moral failures, however, which unfortunately were sometimes very pronounced, God dealt with them on the basis of grace because their faith pleased Him.

Now, here is the good news.  God has blessed you and every child of His with enough faith to receive from Him everything they need.  And your faith grows effortlessly as you spend time with Jesus and meditate on His promises.

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

Child of God, He is rich unto all. Therefore, never doubt God’s ability to bless you and your ability to receive from Him. He made His blessings available through faith because He wants to ensure those blessings are available to everyone always.  Then He made sure to bless you with faith so you would always be able to receive from Him.  Now, you can rest because you know nothing is wrong with God’s promises, and by the grace of God, nothing is wrong with your faith. So use it and be blessed in Jesus Name!

One Comment on “God Is Rich Toward You

  1. Amen!
    Simple but profound lesson on justification by faith and God’s gift of faith granted to every believer.

    Thanks for a sound word Bishop!

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