Sunday, August 11, 2019
Where does your blessing come from? (part 2)
Psalm 50:1-8 and Luke 12:35-48
After Jesus went up to heaven, the first disciples had to teach that Jesus would come back ‘SOON’. So they said, ‘do not lose your faith, wait a little bit more because Jesus would come soon.’ They continuously stayed in a faithful life and kept waiting for Jesus’ second coming. They endured the torturing, public mocking, betrayal, and even martyrdom. However, Jesus did not come back.
Later the church began saying “Yes we do not know when he will come,” as repeating Mark 13:32-33, “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.” So, all the churches had to say, ‘we do not know when Jesus will come back.’
However, the whole story is not about when Jesus comes back or what would happen then, but it was about whether we still desire God as waiting for Christ in our life. Now our task is to look at Jesus again, and understand the real faith in God, whether we accept Jesus as our savior and we are ready to seriously follow the way of God.
Do we desire God day by day?
Today, I want you to compare the two concepts; the blessing in the past, and blessing in the future. What blessings in the past means is that we confessed ‘everything comes from God’. We understand what God has worked for me, and his mercy and blessing has worked in my life. This blessing has been given to us, without our consent, or we never even asked. But we just received the blessing of heaven.
But the blessing in the future is something that we begin and create the life of blessing by sharing our blessing. We should expand the blessings to our people and to your world. As the people of God, how can we spread the mercy and blessing of God to the people? The Blessing that we can begin, Blessing spread by the blessed ones.
This is a challenge today. Not just enjoying the blessing that we have received, but the people of God should intentionally keep looking for the ways to share, and initiate new ways to expand their blessings.