Why do we need warnings with God’s blessings?

Wisdomforlife

canstock16254897Why does God have to attach warnings when He blesses His people?

With His blessings, God says,

  • “Watch yourself!”
  • “Be careful!”
  • “Don’t forget!”
  • “Be sure to remember!”

Questions for conversation

  • What does it tell us about ourselves that we need warnings with our blessings?
  • Do spiritual dangers come with material and physical prosperity?

Seven stages that often follow God’s blessings

  1. Prosperity increases
  2. Time passes
  3. Memory of hardship fades
  4. A change of heart slowly emerges
  5. We forget the God who blessed us
  6. We subtlety credit ourselves for the blessings
  7. We need hardships to shake our complacency and bring us back to God

Os Guinness wisely noted that, “…rebellion against God does not begin with the clenched fist of atheism but with the self-satisfied heart of the one for whom ‘thank you’ is redundant.”

We should live by the saying, ‘Nothing taken for granted. Everything received with gratitude. Everything passed on with…

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