THEME: BLESSINGS OF GOD
“For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”
-God swore by Himself to bless Abraham and multiply him greatly. Abraham became the father of many nations and through him all his descendants are blessed. Since we are Abraham’s seed we are blessed with an eternal blessing through Jesus Christ. If we believe in Christ, we have received the Holy Spirit in our hearts to abide in us and with us forever (John 14:16-17).
Blessings of God are very significant in our lives as revealed through the scriptures. After God created man in His own image and likeness, He blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28). After the flood, God gave the same command to Noah and his sons saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 9:1). We see here that God’s blessings are associated with fruitfulness in work and child birth, and having dominion. The Lord also blessed Abraham saying, “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” (Genesis 12:2-3). This promise to Abraham was also made to us since we are his offspring through faith in Christ Jesus. According to Deuteronomy chapter 28, blessings and curses are associated with obedience to God’s word. 2 Corinthians 9:8-9 speaks about blessings that come with giving to the poor. Ultimately, we know that God intends to bless us always for He is our Father and He loves us so much. He gave His only begotten Son for the sake of our salvation. He provides for all our needs, sustains us in His peace, gives us good health and wealth, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, talents, gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the grace to pray and worship in the Spirit, gift of salvation and eternal life through Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit who dwells in us and with us, and many other blessings.
What shall we render to You LORD for all Your benefits to us. You have done great things in our lives, families, nation and the entire world, all glory and honor belongs to You. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from You Father of lights, thank You Lord for loving us and for Your blessings upon us. Because of Your great love we are not consumed, for Your compassions never fail, thank You Jesus for loving us. You have promised us in Your word Lord that You shall supply our every need according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Thank You for Your gift of salvation and eternal life to us and to all our descendants. Thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit in our hearts to dwell in us and with us forever. We believe in You and hope in You Lord; now and forever. Amen
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