But besides that, it made me think of why God doesn't seem to distinguish between those worship him and those who don't. Why is it that even the unrighteous seem to get blessings on earth despite shunning God?
"But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?" (Matthew 5:44-46)
Using rewards to cause someone to worship you, does it make you genuinely worship him? It's like bribery.
What about miracles? Those were used to prove he had the power. And even then he fed many people and healed many, even though later they were ungrateful.
Makes you think... God doesn't use political tactics to bribe people to worship him.
(This entry edited immediately after posting to remove any references to any specific political parties. Remember, prison got no broadband.)