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Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and
make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless
those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and
in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.


When God called Abram to leave his country, he made one of the
most critical promises with regard to His mission to redeem the
world. God promised to make Abram into a great nation and to
bless him to become a blessing to all peoples on earth. Abraham’s descendants would eventually become the Nation of Israel, and the ultimate blessing would be given to this world in the coming of Jesus Christ. Through His coming, all peoples on earth are invited to enjoy the salvation of the one true God.


As we live a lifestyle of obedience to Jesus, our vision begins to
shift from the temporal to the eternal. Walking in the ways of
Jesus allows us to see all our resources, not to use on ourselves in
hopes of experiencing temporal happiness but to instead leverage all to be a blessing to people around us. We bless others this way because this is how the blessing of salvation was passed on to us. Our obedience puts us in the best position to encounter the fullness of God’s ultimate blessing, which is the depths of the gospel. When we have a real encounter with the gospel and allow its truths to settle on us like a dense fog, then we are obligated to obey Jesus and share this gospel with our friends and family. Blessed to be a blessing!


Other verses: Galatians 3:14; Romans 4:11


Pray, Thanking God for His blessing that has swept through every generation! Thank God for all the ways that He has poured out His spiritual blessings upon you. What are ways that you can be a blessing to those around you (forgiveness, grace, wisdom)?

Read Genesis 12:1-3.

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