Why does God bless some people and not others?

While it may appear that God blesses some people more than others, the reality is people have different experiences based on their choices, circumstances, genes, 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 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 struggling from deep and hidden elements to us.

God does not tempt humans (James 1:13). Oftentimes, people have brought their condition of affairs upon themselves by their disobedience (Gen. 1:27, 31; 3:15–19; Eccl. 7:29; Rom. 6:23). In some circumstances, God is allowing a situation for His glory and for the faith of the person who is suffering (John 9: 2-3). God uses all trials to develop the human character  (1 Peter 4:12, 13). When men are tempted, therefore, they should not say that God sent the temptations. God only permits it. Moreover, if rightly met, in the strength God supplies, tribulations may be the means of promoting the Christian’s growth in grace.

One thing is sure that God loves all His children to the point that He gave His 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 God who loved us to death.

And 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 assured 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 you 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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