My brother, my sister, God wants to bless you today. He wants to bless each one of us abundantly. But look at what today’s passage says: “They took pride in their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols. They made it into vile images; therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them” (Ezekiel 7:20).
Here we see that God gave His people silver and gold, but they used that silver and gold… to make idols. My friend, the resources God gives us should be used to do His work and carry out His will before our well-being. But too often, we use the blessings of God to satisfy our own desires first. You see, when we abuse God’s gifts or use His resources selfishly, we miss the real purpose God had in mind. This is a shortsighted idolatry.
Also, bear in mind that, whenever God blesses us, His eyes are right on us to check how we use the blessing. That is the reason the Bible says: “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them” (Matthew 13:12). This Scripture should make us reflect, especially when we say ‘I don’t have, I have nothing’. Because God gives all of us something. When we don’t have, it is because we might have squandered, wasted the blessing throughout the world or selfishly misused in idolatry, but we want God to give again. But as we read here, God gives only to those who already have anyway… why? Because the Lord says: “I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away” (Luke 19:26).
So, my friend, if you want God to bless you abundantly, start using whatever you have for the glory of His Holy name. If you have wasted whatever He gave you like the prodigal son, return to Him. He is loving, generous and faithful to restore you, but ensure your heart is sincere, for God is not a man to be fooled! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.