Thursday, June 30, 2016

Abraham’s Blessing

God is my helper.  The Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
He shall reward evil to my enemies.”
Psalm 54:4–5a

It is a precious thing to inherit the blessing of Abraham: “I will bless them who bless you, and him who curses you, I will curse” (Gen. 12:3).  Israel inherited it, and the Bible is full of stories of God blessing those who did good to Israel and cursing those who did them wrong.  But in this covenant, Christ Jesus is the foretold “seed of Abraham” (Gal. 3:16), and in God’s eyes, the children of Abraham are those who have the kind of faith Abraham had.
Be of good cheer, you who are in Christ.  God is your Father and your near-kinsman!