We usually use this scripture during offering but I want to examine it in a different context. The Bible says in Exodus 2 that an Angel of the Lord appeared until Moses in a burning bush and as Moses examined the bush it was burning but not consumed. And as I read this the Lord spoke to me and said many of our church members are just like that bush. Burning, but not consumed. As I pondered on this thought he clarified, most of us believe God to the point of blessings but we don’t believe God to the point of power and lordship. I said explain, he said that many will believe me to heal them, give them financial breakthroughs & get them out of current persecuting situations but they won’t trust me with their life. They have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5), contrary to popular belief there are many in congregations that believe God for all manner of blessings but don’t trust his lordship. They trust their opinion more than they trust his, they trust their judgment more than they trust his, they trust their plan for their life more than his. What I understood from this exchange is that many will not follow on to know Jesus or love his appearing (2 Timothy 4:8) and it is because they loved what he could do for them more than they loved him for who he is. They were satisfied with the lesser. A petty thief. Settling rather for the immediate blessing rather than the riches is his glory. Ok, so Darius how did we rob him? In Capernaum, Jesus did not many miracles because of their lack of faith. And truthfully it was because of their lack of ability to see him as he is, not who they remembered him to be. Could that be why we experience more praise breaks than genuine deliverance? I know he did many great things for you but I admonish you that the sun shines on the just & the unjust.
Don’t rob God of his ability to show you his wonders because your lack faith, don’t rob God of his sovereignty by thinking you have your own life figured out, and don’t rob yourself of an opportunity to know him in the power of his resurrection & the fellowship of his suffering. Don’t rob God of being able to give you his fullness, because you enjoyed a piece of his goodness. Follow on to know God.