God Blesses Bad People Too

“…Then you will see again the distinction between the just and the wicked; between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him…” (Malachi 3:18)

When I spoke before the Catholic Charismatic Convention in Oman last month, I asked the crowd an intriguing question: Does God bless bad people?

Their answer was a resounding “yes!”.

They were correct. Scripture says: “…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous…” (Matthew 5:45)

Conversely, God also allows righteous people to encounter challenges. If God sends blessings and challenges to all people, what then distinguishes the God-fearing people from those who have no regard for God?

The answer is simple: It is in their response.

God-fearing people use both blessings and challenges to become closer to God.

When blessed, they praise God.

When challenged, they turn to God for strength.

For unrighteous people, on the other hand, blessings and challenges are convenient excuses to disregard God.

When blessed, they forget God.

When challenged, they curse God.

Here is where the distinction lies. As the scripture today says:

“…Then you will see again the distinction between the just and the wicked; between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him…” (Malachi 3:18)

How about you? When God distinguishes, on which side would He find you?

Stay blessed!

Bobby Q.

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