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Don’t Misunderstand His Blessings

  Last time we wrote about reading God’s Word for the purpose of allowing the Lord to reveal Himself to us.  We spoke of seeing God through the glasses of Christ, and not the glasses of our guilty consciences.  I trust that this last week you have begun to pray to the God who is “kind to evil and ungrateful men” (Luke 6:35).  This translates into the truth that your Heavenly Father yearns to bless you. Now, as you picture God’s blessing, it is so easy to misunderstand or misinterpret His blessings.  For example, in Acts 3:26 we read of God sending His Son to bless us by turning us from our wicked ways.  This is the blessing of repentance.  It is a gracious and kind gift!  Paul prayed to arrive in Rome in the fullness of the blessing...

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