Categories: Monthly Devotion

BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING

Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord  had said to Abraham, Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
V. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
V. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on the earth will be blessed through you.”
V. 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him.  Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
V. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
V. 6 Abraham travelled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem.  At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
V. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “to your offspring I will give this land.”  So he build an alter there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
V. 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.  There he build an alter to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
V. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.  (NIV)

In the Bible God used many men and women to carry out His plan to bless all the people of the earth.

Noah, Abraham is the second person in the Bible whom God called forward to serve Him.

Blessing means to release Favour and Benefit, Fruitful to Bear Fruit to be Abundant, Multiply to Enlarge excel increase.

Abraham was a born idol worshiper whose Father Terah was a professional maker of Idols.  His entire family worshiped idols made with hands.  His background however, is that of a man least qualified for such a divine task.  But God doesn’t call the qualified He qualifies the call.

One of the many ways in which God qualified Abraham for service is through consecration (setting apart for His service)

God as a part of this process wanted Abraham  to make a decision to leave his unbelieving community, their ways, and their country.  The Bible says Abraham decided to obey God.

God called us out of the World to serve a special purpose and we must set ourself apart for Him because we cannot serve two masters according to

Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.

Just like Abraham we have many choices before us, and God wants you to pick what pleases Him most by leaving your old ways behind and become fully committed to His call.

You cannot remain in your comfort zone and hope you will be able to serve God’s purpose.  You must leave your average behind to experience God’s extraordinary in order to become a channel of God’s Blessings to your Family, community etc.

This was God’s purpose to Abraham.  God chose him from all the people on the earth to bring forth a great Nation who will bless every one on the earth.  A nation that will serve as a channel of God’s saving Grace.

You are saved to serve God’s purpose for your life is that you will be a channel of Blessings.

When we do God’s will, He will bless our life, He will Expand our Boundaries and make our Name Great. Shalom!