Be a Blessing

We have a purpose! Almighty, everlasting, creator God has a purpose for us!

Among the specifics of God-given purpose for Christians is to be a blessing.

Christians have been blessed and are to be a blessing.

I [Yahweh] will bless you [Abram] … and so you shall be a blessing. (Genesis 12:2)

Being a blessing to others is part of the good works God prepared for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

Examples of Blessing

There are a lot of specific examples in God’s word, and we need to use the opportunities God gives us. But here are a few illustrations:

Sharing our resources. (Acts 20:35, Hebrews 13:16)

Encouraging others. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Bearing one another’s burdens. (Galatians 6:2)

Blessing those who revile us, insult us, persecute us. (1 Corinthians 4:12, Romans 12:14, 1 Peter 3:9)

He Promised to Give Us What It Takes

To be a blessing requires us to be Christ-centered, humbly loving others, forgiving, grateful. This is an overwhelming expectation, but God enables us. And, as we grow in Him, we become more and more this way.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Rewards

God, faithful and generous, gives us what it takes and then rewards us!

Jesus said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

And our memory will be blessed. (Proverbs 10:7)

Thank You God!