“And without question, the person who has the power to bless is always greater than the person who is blessed.” (Hebrews 7:7)
Jesus described an evil generation that kept asking for a miraculous sign. He taught people what was truly important. Something we still miss today, making us just another evil generation asking after the wrong things. Although amazing to be blessed, or to experience miraculous signs and wonders, they should not be the objects of our praise.
Jesus used the sign of Jonah (Luke 11:29) to illustrate what God wants us to see. He uses the phrase
‘and now someone greater than Solomon/Jonah is here’.
Or when the disciples joyfully report to Jesus,
‘Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!’ (Luke 10:17).
Jesus response was,
‘but don’t rejoice just because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered as citizens of heaven’.
Jesus sole aim was to without question, make us see the God behind the blessings and miracles, the God of all things. We know that God has the power to bless. We know that He does bless us constantly day by day. In fact our very lives are a blessing because of Him. And if we know all this, then we should know that because He has the power to bless us, He is far greater than us. That leaves one conclusion, He should be the one to whom our praises and worship are directed towards.
May we not be blind to this. My prayer is that we will receive His promised blessings, and continue to give Him praise. And as the people of Israel received this special blessing so shall we:
May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favour
And give you his peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)