What kind of believer do you think you are?
The Jordan River rolls through the Middle East for more than 150 miles. The river flows through the Sea of Galilee between Israel and the West Bank on the West, and Jordan and the Golan Heights on the East. Then it empties into the Dead Sea.
Where it stops.
The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water on the planet. It is 9 times saltier than the ocean. Water flows into it. But nothing flows out.
Whether you’re a Sea of Galilee believer, or a Dead Sea believer, you both receive blessings. God’s grace gushes all over both of you.
The difference between believers is what happens with the blessings. The Sea of Galilee believer receives blessings, then seeks out opportunities to share them with others. The blessings “flow through” them and blesses others.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25
The Dead Sea believer receives blessings as well. But those believers horde the blessings and keep them for themselves. Blessings flow in, but none flow out. The Dead Sea believer knows little about humility or God’s design for blessing us.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
What happens with the blessings you receive from God above? Which believer are you?