Commentary By: Gordon King
God causes the rain to fall on the wicked and the good, He even gives blessings to those who are in rebellion to Him! Why would He do such a thing?! Because He loves everyone and wishes for no one to perish.
Jesus Christ is very patient, if not then He could have come as a roaring lion two thousand years ago, but He didn’t, He came as a lamb for the slaughter! He came so that all may have eternal life.
If you are a follower of Christ have you ever wondered if God will bless you, if He will answer your prayers and give you the desires of your heart?
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
As followers of Jesus Christ, as children of God, we are precious to Him and He loves us dearly! And if He blessed us when we were yet sinners how much more will He bless us now?!
As an earthly father wishes to bless his own children and give them not only what they need but also what they want, how much more will our Father in heaven do for us? We don’t always get what we ask for, but how many parents give their children everything they ask for? It’s not because they are not greatly loved by their parents, but because the parents know that if they gave everything to their children what they asked for that it would not be good for them! It’s the same with our heavenly Father, He knows what would happen to us if He gave us everything that we asked for.
God blesses us greatly, He does give us the desires of our heart if we trust and delight in Him, however I also believe that God knows best and He will not give it to us in most circumstances if it will do us harm. Our God is a good God and He wishes for us to be happy, He delights in blessing us!
God not only loves us but the whole world, why else would He give all of us the greatest gift of all, His only begotten Son?! There isn’t anything which cost God more than the giving of His own life. And if He has given the world His life, then why wouldn’t He give His beloved children even more? After-all, we are the recipients of His inheritance.
We must also remember that in times of trouble, times of trials and tribulations, God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him, all who are called according to His purpose. This doesn’t mean that all things which happen to us are good, but He will make the outcome to our good!
God chastens those that He loves, and He does so not as punishment but as discipline. He disciplines His children just as earthly parents do their children, not to harm them but to make them better. God disciplines us when we go astray, when we become prodigal children. How do I know this to be the truth, because I have experienced it myself. He will discipline us when we go astray but also when we sin if we do not repent and change our ways.
God also at times allows us to go through painful trials and tribulations, not as punishment but in order to make us more Christ-like. He does it to bring us closer to Himself, to chisel us into His image, and to give us increased faith!
God is good and He is perfect in all of His ways. He yearns for us to love Him more, to be more like Him, and to follow His ways, and when we do so then we will be blessed! We may not be blessed the way that the world blesses, but we will be blessed.
Thank you God for blessing me, thank you for your tender mercies, thank you for all that you do in making more Christ-like! Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!