God made a covenant with Abraham promising to bless him and make him a blessing to all.  The Lord proved faithful to this promise.  At the end of Abraham’s life we read, “The Lord had blessed Abraham in every way (Genesis 24.1).  Abraham was blessed with material prosperity and an heir along with the promise of a future inheritance for his offspring.  However, the primary blessing for Abraham was relationship with God himself.  He was called the friend of God and walked with his friend in close relationship even after failing badly.  In this love relationship he was truly blessed.

Paul tells us that in Jesus the blessing of Abraham has come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith (Galatians 3 :14).  Jesus, the messiah, is himself the true seed of Abraham who was cursed so that we might be blessed.  And, in union with him, we are truly blessed as we now receive the promised Spirit and enjoy God himself as our blessing.

Through the indwelling Spirit Father and Son make their home with us.  And by the Spirit we are lifted up into the communion of Father and Son.  Sharing in the Father’s love for his Son, we cry Abba Father by the indwelling Spirit of adoption knowing that our Father has bound himself to us in covenant love.  He has done so in such a way that he will never let us go.  Even if we fail him, his love for us will never cease.

We are truly blessed!


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