Most Christians think that in order to be blessed by God, we must obey Him first. What does the Bible teach about this subject?
There is a vast difference between the Old Covenant (of law) and the New Covenant (of grace). As Christians, we are not under the Old Covenant of law, but exclusively under grace. This means that God’s blessing must precede real obedience. Obedience is the outcome of God’s grace and blessing, not the other way around.