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The Blessings of God

May God give you of heaven’s dew and of earth’s richness – an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be Lord over your brothers and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed – Genesis 27:28,29

Bible says the blessings of the Lord are perfect and he does not add any evil to it. How true it is. Many appear to be blessed outwardly with good house, properties and a lot of bank balance. But they do not have any peace. Many at the same time are bitterly cry for blessings. Whatever they do become a failure. No stable job. Even if there is a job, there is no progress in the job and the income is not sufficient for the family. Some cry of debt and mortgage problems. Are you one among them? Have you been thinking of ending your life because you think you can never come up in life.

My dear brothers and sisters, here is a good news for those of you who are plagued with financial problems. God says I am going to bless you from this day forth and forever. You need not remain in the same pit forever, if you want you can climb up. All you have to do is to be willing to obey the voice of God. What does expect from you? He expects you to fear him and reverence him. Let us see the life of Isaac who was blessed by God. Because of him even his descendants were blessed.

Isaac was a man of God. When he was living in Gerar, there was severe famine in the land and he planned to move to Egypt. But the Lord asked him to remain in the same place for some time. God said I will bless you and give all these lands to you and to your descendants (Genesis 26:1-3). Isaac obeyed God. He planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold (Genesis 26:12). Meanwhile King Abimelech who was hostile to Isaac heard that Isaac has been blessed by God. He came to make a treaty with him. Bible says when a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7).

To receive God’s blessing we have to obey to what God says. Sometimes it may not make sense. Learn to trust the Lord, he never makes mistakes. If he asks you to do something which may not be relevant at that time still listen to what he says. He will surely bless you. Not only that he will also see to that your enemies come on their own to make friends with you. Do not be intimated by those who think evil against you. A time will come when they will come seeking favor from you.

When God blesses someone he blesses his descendants too. Isaac’s son Jacob was blessed by the blessing from heaven and earth. He had acres of lands, large flock of sheep and cattle.

Jacob’s son Joseph also feared God. Therefore, God made him second only to the King.

These incidents indicate that if you want to be blessed you will have to fear and reverence God and obey his commandments. If you do that not only you will be blessed even your children’s children will be blessed. Many parents believe in accumulating bank balances and property for their children. These can be stolen and be destroyed by calamities. Instead accumulate good deeds and instill fear of God in children which can neither be stolen nor be snatched away by calamities.

May the Lord bless you according to Genesis 27:28,29.

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