Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalm 37:4)
The gross and pervasive abuse of this text has opened up the floodgates of the prosperity gospel – the health, wealth, and happiness gospel. I blame our inability to enjoy God on the unhealthy and unscriptural expectations that have grown out of its misuse.
Because many Christians neglect sound doctrine, we have become susceptible to abuses like this. When the Bible is misused, when it is used to promote a “name it and claim it” kind of theology, weak Christians with a covetous heart are immediately sucked in. And frankly, it can be tough to refute the logic of the prosperity preachers. Because on the surface, the Bible does seem to teach the “name-it-and-claim-it” philosophy.Continue reading “Unscriptural Expectations Keep Us from Enjoying God”