With Blessings Come Responsibilities

11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Acts 19:11-12

With so much blessing also came responsibility and opportunities to become prideful.

What does pride look like in this kind of situation? Well, we see it all over the television airwaves, that some evangelist has some supernatural power that everyone else wants. Then he sends the offering plate around after it’s been “proven” that he has that ability. Pride. Conceit. Being adored and followed by the masses because you’re such a “servant” of God.

Of course we know that in some of Paul’s other teaching, the Lord put a “thorn in his flesh” to keep him from becoming proud (2 Corinthians 12). He also made Paul earn his own living so he wouldn’t be a burden on others.

Just remember that with great blessing comes great responsibility. This not only applies to His supernatural giftings, but to everyday blessings as well.

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