Blessed in Abraham
Genesis 24:34-35 - And he said, I am Abraham's servant. And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
We all desire to be satisfied in all areas of our life but we do not realize that God has already promised us the same through Abraham our father, and what God promises is already done. The Lord's blessing on Abraham was for him and his generations. When I understood Genesis 24:35, I realized what that blessing meant. That blessing covered all the areas of needs of Abraham's life. How does Abraham blessing benefit me? As per the scriptures when we believe in Jesus Christ we too become descendants of Abraham and therefore inherit the blessing.
What is the blessing?
The first time I read it I wondered why these specific items in the list (I have come to an understanding that each and every word in the Bible has great value and purpose). Now if we understand what each item stands for we will understand the areas to expect our blessing.
Flocks: The Hebrews (nomadic tribes to which Abraham belonged) were non-vegetarians. It was not that they did not eat vegetables but eating non-veg was special and that was eating chicken today. God had blessed Abraham in his daily meals with not only in simple meals but excellent meals.
Herds: It was only during special occasions like a feast, that they used to kill a bullock and this was shared with others. God blessed Abraham also in his special moments that even people near him enjoyed it.
Silver: During those times silver coins was used a daily currency for purchase and God had blessed Abraham in his basic financial needs.
Gold: Gold coins although were part of the currency they were rarely used; they were more of an asset which showed how rich a person was. Abraham was blessed so much financial holdings that others could see it.
Menservants: During those days people owned male servants who did the labor in the field which was their livelihood. Abraham was blessed in his livelihood by the Lord.
Maidservants: Maidservants were the ones who did the domestic cores. The blessing which was on Abraham also took care of all his household requirements.
Camels: For long distance journey through difficult areas during those days, the camel was the only means. The blessing of Abraham took him through those long moments of his life of his waiting.
Asses: Asses were the best means of caring large loads. It was because of the blessing on Abraham that even during very difficult moments of his life the Lord saw him through them.
It is only when we believe we are descendants of Abraham can we claim that blessing which was on him. Be not satisfied with being blessed in just one area of our lives but expect the whole blessing.
If we are worried about what will be on our plate everyday; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
If we are not having those great moments of joys in our lives; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
If we are facing financial difficulties in our daily needs; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
If we are not able to afford those extras in our lives; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
If we are facing problems at our workplaces; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
If we are facing problems in our household cores; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
During those moments of waiting where our patience is tested; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
During those moments of difficulties where we are burdened heavily; we should claim Abraham's blessing.
Keep telling ourselves this, because only when we believe we will receive.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I thank You for the blessing on my father Abraham and for the same which is on me. Let not my unbelief keep it away from me. I am blessed in all areas of my life by You through Jesus and my father Abraham and I receive it. I make this pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; ...
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