I think doing blessing well is tougher than it looks. I hear people who are in financial need say they’d rather be on the giving side than the receiving side. I understand that completely but I think most of us don’t understand how difficult it is to be rich and to be godly. Jesus mentioned that with his reference of a camel passing through the eye of a needle. It’s just as tough for a rich man to find his way into the Kingdom of God.
If you look at the Old Testament history of the nation of Israel, you see they too had a major problem with doing blessing well. There’s a chronic cycle in the OT of obedience, drift, rebellion, pain, and then a cry for help until God sends a rescuer to restore them to blessing. Why doesn’t blessing last? Why do we drift? Even more importantly, how do we stave off the drift to rebellion?