Blessing from God: The Dividing Line

The fact that the God of the Bible blesses believers sets Him apart from ancient deities.  One commentary notes the following on the word "blessing":
This word is not used in classical Greek literature. For example, Zeus is not said to have bestowed any specific act of blessing on anyone. Rather he is said to have caused good luck or good fortune. However, the verb eulogeō is used over 400 times in the Old Testament, indicating that God bestows benefits to His children in every Age. Mary was said to be “blessed” among women and to be bearing the “blessed” Child (Luke 1:42).[1]
The false gods of this world offer so little in return.  True blessing can only come from the blessed God (Ephesians 1:3).  The good news is that all God's children can rest in the fact that they have a loving God who cares for them.

Do you know Him?

[1] Harold W. Hoehner, “Ephesians,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 616.

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