Blessed to Bless
We read God’s promise to Abraham, and we often say, “All right, God! Come on; pour out Your blessings on me!” But notice, there’s a catch. We must do something: better yet, we must be something. God is implying that we will not be blessed simply so we can live lavishly or self indulgently. We will be blessed to be a blessing. Indeed, unless we are willing to be a blessing, God will not pour out His favor and goodness in our lives. We will receive from God in the same measure we give to others.
If we’d listen more carefully, maybe we’d hear God saying, “When are you going to start being a blessing?”