Topic: Blessed To Be A Blessing
Text: Genesis 12:2-7
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
Key Verse: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).
Blessing represents everything that is pleasant and desirable in life. It means favour, goodness, mercy, benefits and prosperity. A blessed man is a happy man. Everybody desires to receive a blessing somehow, especially from God. Children desire to receive blessings from their parents, especially when the parents are about to depart this world. Esau pleaded for his father’s blessing and sought it with tears. God had endowed His children with various blessings through Christ. These include peace of mind, forgiveness of sins, the love of God, health and happiness, gifts and talents, joy for today and hope for tomorrow and the things that pertain to life and godliness.
These blessings are bestowed on us, not just for our own enjoyment, but that we may become channels of blessings to others. The patriarch, Abraham, was an example of a man who was blessed and became a blessing to others. Through his faith, faithfulness and fellowship with God, he became a blessing to his descendants. We can bless others through our sincere devotion to God, selfless service to others, sacrificial giving, preaching the gospel and bearing the burden of others through prayers.
Quote: A blessed man is a happy man
Challenge: We can bless others through sacrificial giving.
Prayer for today: Lord, make me a channel of blessing today.