1 Corinthians 1:30, 31 That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” (The Message Bible)
We will occasionally remember that our physical blessing, like health or homes or family, are undeserved gifts from God, but for some reason it seems harder to remember that our spiritual blessings are also in this category. To whatever extent we have faith and love and hope in our lives, these are not simply the result of our own intellects or character. There is a great deal we don’t understand about God and the way humans experience life. We are quick to take personal credit for the good and to blame God or whoever for the bad. But, as the passage says, if we have “right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start” we have much for which to be grateful. What spiritual blessings can you thank God for this week?