Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Memory Verse: “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
The word of God is amazing and full of goodness, yet it remains one of those things which without the help of the Holyspirit can be difficult to understand. This is because from a human perspective using our canal knowledge, we can’t just have a clear understanding of the richness which lays beneath His word. God’s ways are unfathomable that’s why Psalms 115:3 says “But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.”
Apart from the reading, many of us know or have heard repeatedly the story of Abraham and how every nations of the earth became blessed through him. We Christians sing it in songs and we even claim those blessings which Abraham attracted through his obedience to the word of God. Despite, this, there is something many of us seem to miss out and that is how to really benefit from those blessings in the simplest way.
Abraham was already chosen by God to be blessed and more interestingly, he became untouchable while he became a source of blessing. God placed a decree on Abraham saying “And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you”
Abraham became a fountain through which many could quench their thirst but that’s not something that anyone could see with mere human eye. The encounter with Abimelech however confirmed the word of God as Abimelech would have been destroyed for laying hands on what belonged to Abraham “But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife” Genesis 20:3.
Later in the life of Abimelech, he was blessed by Abraham and according to the scriptures “Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children; for the LORD had closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.” Genesis 20:17-18.
Abraham was covered by the word of God and by extension anyone who dealt with him was also covered. For those interested in being blessed all they needed to do was bless Abraham and for some people, doing that may be difficult because blessing others looks or feels like too much work.
It’s not everything that will require fasting, prayers, vigil and the rest alike. Sometimes the key that may open a closed door is to attempt to treat everyone like you will treat Abraham. In doing so, you may just be attracting the answer to your prayers unconsciously.
How will you behave towards me if you knew I was a bank of blessing?
- Father I thank you for another great week full of grace and unlimited goodness
- I am grateful for your blessings and ability to live a purpose driven life
- Help me from today to show love to others, bless them and treat them like you treat me even though I am undeserving
- Rid me of every distraction, let my desire be heavenly and not focused on carnality
- Forgive me Lord of all my iniquities, bless me abundantly and make me a blessing unto others, in Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.