Hi Brother Mike,
Originally Posted by Brother Mike
I know your questions we're directed at Philosopher, so forgive me if I am "jumping in here" amiss. It's just that I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "deserving". If deserving is taken to mean "a right", I would disagree with that. Does God respond to us with gifts because we expect Him to, because we did something for Him? As if He somehow owes us?
I'm sure that's not what you're saying and it's a matter of semantics, so please help me understand the context of your statement. I have no problem with Christians being well-off, it's just the word "deserving" that I'm having a problem with. To me that word equates to boasting : "I have the right to this because I have done so many good things for the Lord". Cheers!
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior;