Mr. Deeds, we don’t all fall into wealth

US Currency is seen in this January 30, 2001 image. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)


Mr. Deeds, I would have to say, fails in the top ten of my favorite movies. There is just something about Adam Sandler and the way he plays his character that just makes me laugh every time. There is one scene in the movie where a football player that their company financially supports comes in demanding more money because he has been playing so well. He’s interrupts a meeting to begin with, then he verbally becomes abusive, saying somethings that Deeds did not appreciate being said around women. After Deeds hits him he then says, “Can we pay you less if you didn’t play so well”.

Every time I see this it kind of strikes a chord with me because I wonder how many people come in front of Jesus and others around them and say, “Look at me, I deserve_____” or “Bless me more”. Here’s my question, if you do not do well following God’s desires for your life are you okay with Him removing blessings OR do you still expect Him to show up and take care of things regardless of your life choices?

I don’t get paid if I don’t go to work, I don’t get fit if I don’t go to the gym, I don’t learn if I don’t spend time studying and the list goes on. Why do we expect to still receive all that God almighty has to offer if we don’t follow His will for our lives? Why do some expect to have a home in heaven when they have never prayed to receive Christ? Tell me, why do we expect to reap without sowing?

Just a thought to ponder.

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Tommy Eldridge 

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