Wednesday 24th February 2021
Scripture Reading: Genesis 12
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)
God undertook to validate Abraham. He promised to stand behind Abraham and treat people as they treated Abraham. The Lord tied the outcomes of people’s lives to how they handled Abraham.
In the harsh and uncertain world that Abraham stepped into, this was God’s way of ensuring his safety and security.
If people were hostile to Abraham, God would be hostile to them; if they showed goodwill to Abraham, God would show them goodwill. The attitude of others towards Abraham determined God’s response towards them.
- I will bless those who bless you. Anyone who blessed Abraham was blessing Abraham’s God. As such, the God of Abraham would bless them in return.
This blessing did not come from Abraham; it came from the Lord. God took it upon Himself to look for and reward anyone who was kind to Abraham.
I can imagine the long line of people who sought to bless Abraham when word got around that being nice to Abraham came with unusual benefits. May the Lord cause people to recognize His blessing on your life.
- I will curse those who curse you. Anyone who cursed Abraham was cursing Abraham’s God. This was God’s security cover for Abraham.
Anytime people planned against Abraham, God took it as a direct affront to His name. When people fought Abraham, the Lord got involved and fought on Abraham’s side. If anyone worked a spiritual attack against Abraham, the hosts of heaven rose against them.
- In you, many will be blessed. The Lord promised to make Abraham a source of blessing to all nations. What a blessing! Remarkably, God has fulfilled that promise He made to Abraham. His descendants, natural and spiritual, have been and continue to be a great blessing to the world.
As children of Abraham by faith, we have the blessing of Abraham on us. The same God, who was with Abraham, is our Heavenly Father. He sees the way people treat His Children as directed to Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, make my life a blessing to many others. Make me a blessing to the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.