Be a Blessing!

God’s original promise to Abraham was to make him the father of all nations, “so that through you all nations might be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3).

Orthodox Jews want to fulfill that promise, but the believe that they must bring all Jews back to God first.

Why wait?

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

I hear a lot about Christians going around and cursing people: not “cussing them out” cursing, but “calling down fire and brimstone” cursing.  I don’t think that Jesus leaves us any room for that.

Why pray for riches for yourself, which do not satisfy, when you can pray: “God, make me a blessing to others!”?  Your co-workers.  Your spouse.  Your children.  Your parents.  Random dude on the street.  Use your imagination.

The world is changed by such simple, small prayers as these.  You might not make any headlines, but you will make someone’s day, if not someone’s eternity.  What could be more satisfying than that?

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. This sentence from one of Stephen Covey’s books just popped into my mind (I’m paraphrasing): Be a candle, not a critic; a light, not a judge

  2. That’s great, and reflects well Christ’s own choice of imagery.

    Do you remember which book?

  3. No, unfortunately I don’t, but I’m pretty sure it was in an earlier one about relationships. If I come across it, I’ll get back to you.


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