Devotional: Blessed in every way

According to in Galatians 3:14, "… in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles." Through your faith in Jesus Christ, you enter into the blessing of Abraham. But what exactly is covered by this blessing? In Genesis 24:1 we read this:

"Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way." (NAS)

Another version says "in everything." So the blessing of Abraham is a very beautiful blessing. It is "in every way"! It is "in everything"! It covers every area of your life. Nothing is omitted from that blessing of Abraham. The blessings and the curses both cover three main areas: spiritual, physical and material-that's "in everything."

However, going back to Galatians 3:14, we discover that Paul speaks about one specific blessing which he singles out from all the others. He says, "so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."

Out of all the blessings and all the promises made available to us through our faith in Jesus, there is one blessing and one promise that is singled out from all the others. It is the promise of the Spirit.

Elsewhere in the New Testament Jesus speaks about this and He calls it "the promise of the Father." It is the specific, special promise of God the Father to those of us who become His children through faith in Jesus Christ.

The reason why the promise of the Spirit is singled out is that it is the key to all the other blessings. Without receiving the Holy Spirit, you are not able or qualified to enter into your inheritance. The Holy Spirit is the one who administers the inheritance and makes it available to you.

Prayer

Thank You, Father, that through Your Son Jesus-Christ, the seed of Abraham, I may enter into the inheritance, and become heir to the promises made to Abraham. I want to especially thank You for the promise of the Holy Spirit. I pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit, so I may be a blessing in this world that so needs You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

 

This devotional is taken from: Claiming our Inheritance

Also recommended: Called to Conquer - Discover your personal assignment from God

Comments

Marion Roberts

Marion Roberts

Hello. I was wondering if you could help. I am losing my sight and find it almost impossible to read any books or emails. I have an app which reads my emails to me so I wondered if there was any way that your daily devotionals could be sent to my email address to enable me to hear them each day. Thank you very much I can't see the picture well enough to be able to prove I am not a robot but I assure you that I am not Marion

7 August 201923:20

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