Does God Really Help Those Who Help Themselves?
This phrase isn’t found in the Bible.
While it is right up to a point-
– it isn’t entirely accurate in light of the Bible’s teaching.
People need to work and be responsible for their actions, and when they aren’t, society suffers (as do they).
God didn’t intend for us to spend our lives pursuing pleasure or ease.
He gave us work to do.
Even ordinary tasks are important when they are done for Him.
The Bible says:
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
When we do that-
God will bless our labours.
But on the other hand-
– we are dependent on God for everything,
– even the next breath we take.
It’s easy to forget this and think that we’re strong enough to do everything we want to do.
But we aren’t.
We need to depend upon God!
And He should be at the heart of everything we do.
The Bible says that He “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
Never forget, however, that no matter how hard we work-
– we can never win God’s favour or save ourselves by our own efforts.
We need Christ.
Because even our best efforts are tainted by sin.
Have you given your life to Him?
Are you trusting Him alone for your salvation?