What does it mean to be blessed?

What does it mean to be blessed?

#blessed. You’ve probably seen it somewhere before on social media and have probably even used it yourself. We attach it to so many different things, but have we really paused to consider what it means? What does it actually mean to be blessed? Is it a large bank account? Is it good health? Is it family? Is it something else entirely? In this episode, Cameron and Dr. J dive headfirst into this subject after answering some unique and fun questions from our listeners.

04:21 — In the movie Braveheart, they read from the Bible. Now, the movie takes place in the 13th century, so what Bible would they have quoted from?

07:07 — In 1 Kings 3, we read that the Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for [wisdom]. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself…” It seems like long life is not the right to pray for that God gets so many requests for this thing that it annoys him. Is it wrong to pray long life or wealth, or what’s going on here?

10:24 — Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It sounds nice, but is that really possible? Like, for the perfect will of God to be done here on the earth as it is in heaven?

13:38 — Isn’t Jesus being a bit harsh to Martha here? Isn’t she the one who opened the home in the first place to Him?

18:40 — What does it really matter if we give the bare minimum or give what’s expected of us? As long as we’re giving, isn’t that enough?

21:56 — What does it mean to blessed? What is the Bible talking about when it says blessing?

27:15 — Something we say so often in the church is that God can take all that we’ve given and multiply it. How? Like, what does that really look like?

30:01 — Jesus says that what Mary had given would not be taken away from her. In a sermon, we’ve heard that we can “keep all that you give.” That feels like a cute phrase and all, but how is that actually possible? What does that actually mean?

For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Dr. Jason Karampatsos in the second week of the Giving Up series at https://nlag.net/sermons/giving-up-week-two/.

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