The definition of blessing is God’s favor and protection; a beneficial thing which God gives to His people. God’s favor and protection is what many of us want, and quite honestly, we need it. But how exactly do blessings come into our lives? By what channel do they flow?
This is an aspect of the works versus grace debate that often confuses people, because even among some grace circles you will hear people make the claim that we are saved by grace but blessed by our works. And this has the effect of shifting our focus off of Jesus and back onto ourselves and our own performance.
Want to be blessed? Well, you got to work for it! Maybe if you do well enough God will toss some scraps your way.
Of course they don’t say it like that, but that’s the idea that comes out of it.
So today we are going to discuss blessings in the New Covenant; do they come by works, or by grace? Let’s find out together!