“Are You Blessed?” By Kirk Hunt
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Matthew 25:34 NKJV
Please read Matthew 25:31–46
This Scripture is counter-intuitive to the common wisdom. The blessed are first, givers. Eternal reward is tied to providing for others.
Jesus wanted His disciples to earn eternal blessings. And, of course, that involves Him receiving from His faithful. The trick is that Jesus poses as the poor, the imprisoned and the distressed.
If you give, the way Jesus wants you to give, you run a risk. You may never receive anything here on Earth. Jesus only guarantees you will receive your eternal inheritance, after He returns.
It is that simple. Give now. Receive later.
Give to Jesus. Despite when He looks and smells like the homeless. Even when He looks like a convict behind bars. Especially when you have to “gown up” to be in the same room with Him.
There are tens (or hundreds, or thousands) you can bless with the gifts and benefits you think are so little. Before His throne, you will understand how your small contributions echo large in this present life, and the life to come.
Be a giver. Even though the receivers do not look like the image you have of Jesus. You are, and will be, blessed because you bless now.
Think: Jesus want me to temporarily bless others so I can receive an eternal blessing.
Pray: “Lord, I will bless others in obedience to You.”
Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt
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