No where in this scripture does it say that these “blessings” will be monetary! How many times I have heard the prosperity preachers use this scripture for their own gain. Once again, the Bible does not promise us financial riches on this earth. God promises to meet our needs if we follow Him. -Admin-
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And prove Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10
God uses our trials to mold and shape us into images of His love and grace. To face heartache and suffering victoriously, we must believe there is hope. This is where faith comes into play. God wants to bless you. But you must learn to trust Him with every issue of life; then the blessings will come abundantly.
A. B. Simpson wrote of trials:
When God tests you, it is a good time for you to test Him by putting His promises to the proof, and claiming from Him just as much as your trials have rendered necessary.
There are two ways of getting out of trial. One is to simply try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a large measure of Divine grace. Thus even the adversary becomes an auxiliary, and the things that seem to be against us turn out to be for the furtherance of our way. Surely, this is to be more than conquerors through Him who loves us.
Don’t shy away from proving the promises of God. God always answers prayer. And the greatest joy you will ever receive comes when you discover His personal devotion to you.
Dear Lord, help me to recognize trials as challenges from You to claim a larger blessing than I have ever had. Help me to delight in them as opportunities for securing a larger measure of You grace.