Scripture: Genesis 12:2-3
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Whereas we shouldn’t wish for greatness for our own glory, neither can we shy away from what God wants to through and for us. He is a very giving God, and He wants to bless us as His children.
The question is, How does God do for us what He promised to Abram in this passage? How does He make us into a great nation and make our name great?
It could be that God will give you many descendants and riches as He did Abram. It could also be that He gives you many spiritual descendants as you work to be a help, an example, and a teacher to those around you. Work for the Lord to become great in the eyes of those you minister to, not for your benefit but for theirs. You will be a blessing to them and will be remembered for your efforts in God’s name.
And when you’re following God’s will, He will uphold you. Those who try to detract from your ministry or put you down will find the Lord working against them. Those who join you will share in God’s blessings to you.
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