First of all, Happy New Year!!! I hope your year has gotten off to a great start! If not, no worries. There is still time for it to turn around!
Okay, so yesterday I posted on social media “obedience = blessings” and then if you remember a while ago in the last blog, I said “your obedience isn’t just for you. So last time we talked about Noah. Today we’re talking about Abraham. All the nations are blessed because of his obedience. Sounds like a lot of weight for one person's actions right? But it says it right there in Genesis 22:18 “and through your descendants, all nations of the earth will be blessed all because you have obeyed me”. So Noah's obedience saved his family. Abraham’s obedience blessed nations. So just think about it, what kind of blessings could your obedience release? Or on the other side of that, what could your disobedience be holding up??
Now, check this out...
Deuteronomy 8:18 says God gives us the ability to gain or produce wealth in order to keep the promise he made to our ancestors. So, pretty much, we are currently reaping the benefits of the promises made long before us! That alone is amazing! But think about this…remember, God promised to bless all the nations through Abraham’s descendants because he was obedient. We are a part of the “all nations”, right? Which meeeeans, we are reaping the benefits today of both Abraham’s obedience AND God’s promises from long ago. How cool is that??