A Life Which Blesses Others
Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) … “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”
We must consider all the blessings and benefits of life given to us by our heavenly Father as blessings to be improved for him. Consider our time, our property, our influence, should all be considered to belong to the Lord.
The truth is that nothing is really ours. We merely just enjoy God’s blessings. The fact is we are to employ God’s blessings in our daily living.
Imagine an Angel sent from heaven to dispense blessings of any kind upon us. However, once he arrives to give those blessings, he does so with a begrudging spirit. Imagine that Angel upset over his time and labor being used to enrich us in our life. Imagine that Angel upset, reacting with pride and anger towards God the Father for even sending him.
Furthermore, he is upset with pride and hostility towards us for being the recipients of those blessings. Now I am sure we could never imagine an Angel of the Lord behaving in such a selfish and hateful way. However, how often do we fail to be a river of blessings of our Heavenly Father? How often do we resent helping others in need? How often do we react selfishly with our life blessings by failing to pass them along to others in life?
The best example of being willing to advance others in life is the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 2 Corinthians 8:9 we read, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”
Remember, that what we sow, we must expect to reap: and if we “sow but sparingly,” in the way of love and mercy, “we shall reap but sparingly” of those blessings which the God of love and mercy will bestow upon us.