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why god doesnt really bless me?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by lambofgod43985889, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    surrounded by Job's friends
     
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  2. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    ... or worse ..... ?
     
  3. David Neos

    David Neos Catechumen

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    I don't know if that is the case for everyone but for some reason Evangelical Latin Americans think that being a good Christian will bring them material and earthly success when it is established by Christ that we will have persecutions.
     
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  4. paul1149

    paul1149 that your faith might rest in the power of God Supporter

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    God has already blessed you mightily. In Christ Jesus you have the blessing of Abraham, just for starters. Keep your focus on Him and don't get upset by your friends.
     
  5. Brian Mcnamee

    Brian Mcnamee Well-Known Member

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    in Ephesians one every Christian is promised every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Read it and get your mind on your destination and live proud and alive in the fellowship of the Spirit. The fruit of the spirit is love peace joy if your spirit is quenched Jesus said come to Him all that are weary and to cast our cares on him.. You don't need Job's friends or any others to access this in the Lord
     
  6. AlexDTX

    AlexDTX Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like you need new friends.
     
  7. Halbhh

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    We know there are Old Testament promises, such as in Deuteronomy (chapter 28), about blessings to Israel based very closely on their adherence to the Law from God (and calamities/disasters if they depart from God's Law) and we can find those, but to me what first comes to mind is instead this passage (which first helps us away from the less-than-good goals, and instead towards the true blessing):

    19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

    24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

    Matthew 6 NIV
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    As you can see, Christ tells us "seek first God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

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    More about blessings:

    Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."
    more verses to guide and reassure us and help us with His blessings: 20 Bible Verses about Blessings - Uplifting Scripture
     
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  8. Dixibehr50

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    What are you talking about?

    Please explain.
     
  9. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    i live with a lot of problems and people around me try to make me feel guilty
     
  10. Dixibehr50

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    Then don't listen to them.

    Does that make sense?
     
  11. FutureAndAHope

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    The bible say that there is "a season for everything under the sun", "a time to laugh, and a time to cry" etc.

    God sees every thing as a time line, we only see our past, and our present. Many of us are coming out of negative pasts, and our present may not be much better than our past. But the bible tells us "that all things work together for the good of those who love God". This tells us that God is actively looking for good to come out of our circumstances.

    The bible tells us that the righteous person will be blessed. But we need to look at this as a time line. Job was blessed exceedingly (for his righteousness), then endured a time of severe testing and trial, but after his trial he was doubly blessed.

    You may be in a time of trial, it need not be after a time of blessing as with Job.

    But it is a time line, Joseph was sold as a slave before becoming a ruler in Egypt. David was chased through the wilderness before becoming king. Job suffered before being doubly blessed.
     
  12. Dixibehr50

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    Wrong.

    WE experience a time line.

    God lives in Eternal NOW.
     
  13. Sketcher

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    Either sin is in the way, or he just doesn't want to right now for reasons he is not revealing yet.
     
  14. FutureAndAHope

    FutureAndAHope Just me Supporter

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    Don't get hung up on words ... please read again more carefully .... I said WE experience a time line. I said God's "sees", our current state, and can plan for us a good future.
     
  15. Dixibehr50

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    Here are your exact words:

    **God sees every thing as a time line,**
     
  16. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    I see what she meant. God exists out of time but she wasn't arguing that. He concentrates more on our future that we do.
     
  17. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    In Spirit.
     
  18. coffee4u

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    Many of us live with lots of problems.

    If you want proper answers you need to give more information. Guilty about what? Have you done things that you need to feel guilty over?

    Have you looked at your blessings? Sometimes it easy to take our blessings for granted and not see them as blessings.
     
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