Seriously we have a human characteristic to be squabbling like little kids – like who gets the bigger half of the sandwich. Gideon (who led winning wars thanks to God’s intervention and that tumbling loaf of barley bread) later came up against people who grumbled, and who withheld help, and Gideon encountered lots of folks who turned their backs. He reminded and warned those Israelites that God always is the Deliverer, God forbid they withhold what God has given.
A Godly characteristic is SHARING and a Godly trait is to give of our best. A sacrifice to sacrifice. A sacrifice of praise to realize we are ALREADY blessed.
God surely can say: “It’s all mine, why would you have a say in how I distribute it anyway.” This is true of the father to the prodigal son. This is true of the vine dresser to the workers in the vinyard. God could withhold in order to teach, but rather He could give forth in order to reach. If God chooses to bless, who are we to say He can’t spend His Blessings in any way He wants.
God knows that we are not deserving, but only say the Word, the Word of God, meaning say Jesus into your day, and His Mercy is poured out. His blood spilled on purpose. We have the spoils of the Victory of the War waged in Heavenly realms, AND WE DID NOTHING TO EARN IT.
Resentment lessons are gleanings (extra good info) from Bible teachings. LOVE and LOYALTY Lessons are the HEART of the Harvest of the Word. Surely if we have the blessings of God’s Hand, we cannot grumble as much about what is (or what is not) in our hands.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
God loves a cheerful giver.
Judges 8:1-3 Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon, “Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?” And they challenged him vigorously. But he answered them, “What have I accomplished compared to you? Aren’t the gleanings of Ephraim’s grapes better than the full grape harvest of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the Midianite leaders, into your hands. What was I able to do compared to you?” At this, their resentment against him subsided.
2nd Corinthians 9:6-8
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work
Matthew 6:9-15, 20-21
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.