Genesis 12:1 & 3 God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land I will show you. . . . . . . All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”
Lessons for Living Today:
Blessings follow those who follow God. My blessings are not the same as your blessings. God tailor-makes blessings to custom-fit each individual. To be blessed by God is to receive His favor and protection. Oh, how God loves blessing people. A parent loves giving gifts to their children and God loves giving us gifts. However, too often we ignore God’s gifts. How do we feel when gifts we give others are ignored?
God’s blessing on Abram continues to us today. Because he was obedient to God the course of history was changed. He went to where God needed his help and did what God called him to do. Through Abram’s seed came the birth of Jesus Christ. Yes, all the families of the earth are blessed in Christ—which came to be because of Abram’s obedience.
We too can deliver blessings to future generations. As Abram followed God we too can follow—as we read His Word and pray for His guidance. Our lives can serve as the foundation upon which future generations build their relationship with God. As they find us faithful—they too will desire the blessings we have experienced by living faithful lives. God’s favor and protection is a gift to be valued above all else. That does not mean our lives will be a “bed of roses” but that He will be with us, through it all, and protect us from the evil one who desires to turn our hearts away from God. God’s blessings are or the highest order and the return rate is “out of this world!”
God’s Question: Will future generations be blessed through you?
God’s Promise: Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your presence as we read Your Word.
I am sorry I too often ignore Your presence.
Thank You for Your eagerness to bless my life.
Help me eagerly desire to be a blessing to others.