“I WILL BLESS YOU…SO THAT YOU WILL BE A BLESSING” (Gen 12:2)
????Gen 12:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22 (R.v.12b); Matt 7:1-5
Did you say “Amen” to that promise of God? So shall it be for so that all who encounter you henceforth shall begin to glorify the name of the Lord with and through you through Christ our Lord. Amen.
In this new working week, the Lord makes us that promise as children of Abraham. That promise comes with some responsibilities that we must keep in mind:
You need to move away from your comfort zone. Abraham, to whom the promise was originally made, was asked by God to leave his people and travel to a distant land. God calls each of us with different responsibilities. If we are faithful to them, no matter how uncomfortable we might be at it, great blessing awaits us from God.
You need to be open to being a blessing to others as God is to you. That is implicit in that promise: “I will bless you…so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:2).
One way to being a blessing to people is by filling them up when they are becoming deficient through error. Yet, our correction must not be condemning, making them feel more empty. That is the message Jesus passes in Matt 7:1-5. Our correction must not make others feel that they are worse sinners than us. That is what he means by not being judgemental.
And so, as we begin this new working week, may nothing hinder our blessing from God. And may the love of us Christ urge us on (2 Cor 5:14) to love others as God loves us and be a blessing to them as he blesses us, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
I wish you a blessed and fruitful working week. Peace be with you.