Blessings or Grace
“And we know that all things work together for good
that love God, to them who are the called according to His
purpose.” Rom 8:28.
A short time ago, my wife became quite upset and angry with
God. She learned that one of her close friends had purchased
a large new home. This friend had been a very fervent follower
of Jesus, but moved away from the Lord, and is very active
in the affairs of the world.
My wife told me that it seemed as if the Lord only blesses
those who are in the world, but not those who walk faithfully
with Him. I said nothing at the time, but after several days,
the Lord revealed something clearly within my spirit.
I was shown that my wife’s friend has experienced God’s
grace, but not His blessing.
Deuteronomy chapter twenty eight tells us that when we observe
to do His commandments, His blessings will overtake us, but
the Lord’s grace, or His un-merited favor, is there
for us when we fail, or come short of His commandments. Thank
God for this.
As the Lord opened our eyes to see the difference between
the Lord’s grace and His blessings, my wife, whose heart
is tender towards the Lord, repented and asked for, and received
Her friend, with the nice house, experienced some very serious
problems with the property (things are not always as they
seem). My wife had an opportunity to pray with and encourage
her friend, through some very difficult times. Also, we had
opportunity to physically repair and replace some things in
This experience helped us to see people as the Lord sees
them, and to respond with His love, which is shed abroad in