(God’s Blessing Gives You The Advantage)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 3:9
“Not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.”
Abraham and his nephew, Lot, had flocks that were so large that the place they occupied couldn’t accommodate them both any longer. This caused strife between their herdsmen. Abraham wasn’t happy with this, so he called Lot and asked him to choose any part of the vast land where he could tend his flocks separately without their herdsmen clashing with each other. The Bible says, Lot lifted up his eyes and chose the best part of the land, leaving the other part for his uncle.
Abraham didn’t care what part of the land he got because he knew he was a blessed man. A blessed man really doesn’t care what you give him because he knows he’s carrying a blessing that could make him prosper no matter what happened. By faith, Abraham took his own portion of the land and God’s blessing came upon it, but Lot’s seemingly good part, Sodom, was eventually destroyed by fire when God’s judgment came upon it.
Some folks complain bitterly about how they’ve been cheated or victimised by others. They give these excuses as reasons for their failure in life. You’re the seed of Abraham and the blessing of Abraham is at work in you. That blessing is what guarantees your success and prosperity, no matter where you find yourself in life. It was that blessing at work in Isaac that made him dig wells and find water where others had tried and failed. If you’re in Christ, you have the advantage over any adversary, because the blessing of Abraham is at work in you twenty-four hours a day.
Genesis 28:3-4; Genesis 12:2
I’m the seed of Abraham and I’ve been called to inherit a blessing. I’m blessed everywhere I go, and the blessing of God upon my life gives me the unparalleled advantage to win in life today and every day, in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 11:2-34, Psalms 142-145
Colossians 3:12-25, Jeremiah 13
Make declarations of who you are in Christ, knowing that you’re called to inherit the Abrahamic blessing.
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