Be a Blessing

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“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.” (Genesis 12:2)

In this brief text, we learn that God would bless Abraham so that he would in turn be a blessing to others.

Too many people are speaking about the blessing they want, the blessing they “deserve,” or the blessing they didn’t get. Sometimes, I’m honestly unsure as to what they actually believe about blessings. Blessings (kind acts, merciful acts, demonstrations of unselfishness) are, like love, meant to be shared without cost or charge. If you receive them, they are on the accord of the giver; they can’t be bought or sold.

So, here’s my question: Are you being a blessing? Are you sharing kindness, goodness, and thoughtfulness for God’s glory and the good of others? Or are you, like so many, only seeking those wonderful things for yourself?

God said, “I will bless you . . . so that you will be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).

Something to consider today,
Joe

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One thought on “Be a Blessing

  1. Most people forget the second half of that verse. God blesses you to be a blessing. It is better to give than to receive. God ministers to you as you give.He has a special way of working in your life as you minister to others.

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