No Rights without Responsibility

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to
the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
As the saying, “there is no free coffee……” to every right, there is a responsibility attached, as a
matter of fact, it will be irresponsible to give a fellow rights without being accountable for anything. It
is commonly said that it is only a parent that have no good plans for their children that will not hold
them to anything while they enjoy all privileges. Our Father is a responsible father, Who though have
made provisions for our wellbeing, yet will not hand it to us on a platter without us “paying” for it.
We have seen a lot of examples of where children are raised with an entitlement mentality, where
they get whatever they want and whenever without any need to give a value, it is therefore not
surprising that such individual will not attach any importance to anything, the story of the prodigal
son is one example, it was because he had no value for hard work having not earned the estate he
was given that made him to waste all of it in riotous spending.
In our text God told Abram, I will bless you, make your name great and bless the whole earth
through you…. Fantastic promises, however, it came with preconditions, leave everyone,
everywhere and everything you have ever known, to a place I will take you, He must uproot himself
before he will enter into the blessings. It does not become a right until he had done as God
The reason it seem that God does not answer the prayers of many is because, we want to eat our
cakes and have it, we want all the rights as enumerated in the scriptures but are unwilling to do the
responsibilities, it does not work like that with our Father.
The major responsibility He gave us and the blessings thereto can be found in Matt.6:33 (AMPC)
“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of
doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
As you seek the Lord with all your heart and might, He begins to show Himself true in your life, the
you enter into the inheritance covenant that He has with all who are in Christ.
The rights are there for the taking, however, you must satisfy the condition….. That is your

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