Yes Bo, We Are Parasites

“Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power, majesty, splendor, and glory. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty; you are exalted as head over all. “Riches and honor are from you, and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might; it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12

Bo Sanchez, a popular preacher and financial freedom mentor in the Philippines, sent an interesting email to all subscribers of his soul food. Since I’m an email subscriber I received the said email. In this message, Bo details how one relative would come to their home to ask for various financial help. Tuition fees, house rent, utility bills, school projects, dental expenses, and school shoes are some of the items this relative would cite to gain aid from Bo’s mother.  When the parent became old, the daughter and her son took the role of coming over to enumerate their financial woes which Bo’s mother would mitigate by helping out.  Bo points out that these dole outs turned their relatives to become parasites. Always on the receiving end but not on the giving end.

David, a popular Biblical hero and king, sent a message to God’s people twenty centuries ago, “Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power, majesty, splendor, and glory. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty; you are exalted as head over all. “Riches and honor are from you, and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might; it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12. This is clear – all in heaven and on earth is God’s. This is crystal – riches and honor are from God.  Everything we had, everything we have, and everything we will have comes from God. Our financial prosperity comes from God alone though we work our butts out yet our skills and talents which we use to get compensation belongs to God. His strength is the strength when we apply our education. His wisdom is the wisdom we share to innovate. God’s resources are the resources we have in order to do work may it be to provide food for your family or to spark inspiration to your brothers and sisters. All achievements and credentials which give you honor comes from Him.

We are at the mercy of the Owner. We depend on His dole outs. We are always at the receiving end and never on the giving end since anything we give to Him is from Him.

Yes Bo, we are parasites.

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