Why does God bless some and not others?

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By BibleAsk Team


While it may appear that God blesses some people more than others, the reality is people have different experiences based on their choices, circumstances, environment, backgrounds…etc. Therefore, there are no two persons that are identical and have the same experiences in this world. The element of freedom of choice plays a very big role in each person’s life.

It is impossible for humans to understand the dynamics that affect each person’s life especially because some of these dynamics are totally hidden. It is, therefore, impossible to determine what each person may be going through just by looking from the outside. People who seem blessed may actually be greatly struggling from deep and hidden elements that is not known to us. What seems a blessing to us may not be and visa versa.

The Lord does not tempt us (James 1:13). Oftentimes, people have brought their condition of affairs upon themselves by their disobedience (Genesis 1:27, 31; Genesis 3:15–19; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Romans 6:23). We can’t blame the Almighty for the consequences of our wrong choices. We should bear the full responsibility to our actions. “For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

God’s Love for All People

One thing is sure that the Lord loves all His children to the point that He gave His only Son to die and save them:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

So, we can fully trust in Him.

All Things Word of the Good for Those That Love the Lord

When men are tempted, therefore, they should not say that God sent the temptations. He only permits it. In His wisdom, He uses all trials to develop the human character (1 Peter 4:12, 13). Moreover, if rightly met, in the strength God supplies, tribulations may be the means of promoting the Christian’s growth in grace.

In every experience, let us remember that the Lord “works all things together for good” for those that love Him (Romans 8:28). Even the struggles of this life may propel His children forward. Through all of life’s trials and tribulations, Christians are promised full victory, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

God has also assures His children that no trial will test them beyond their ability to bear it, and that “he will also provide a way out” so that they “can stand up under it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). He promised, “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee” (Psalm 50:15).

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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