The Final lessons in these 5 lessons is:
God Blessed when Abraham trusted.
Genesis 22:15 – 18 – Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
Because Abrahams trusted God for the provision, God provided abundantly. God just did not bless Abraham a little but he blessed his socks off. Have you ever met those people that God just seems to bless them around every turn? I would say that most likely they are people who are trusting God with radical obedience.
Abraham was blessed by God in the present and in the future. Keep that in mind, because there might be those times when you are faithful and the blessing do not seem to be right on the heels of your faithfulness. God gave a might blessing but there was plenty of obedience required to get to that point. God may choose to bless earlier here on Earth but the real blessings come when that day we reach heaven. We need to be storing up our treasures in heaven as Jesus tells us.
Are you trusting and being blessed beyond measure? Trust God and Store up those treasures in heaven!
When you are done reading this today I want you to remember the 5 lessons from Abraham that we looked at this week:
1. God calls you by name so be listening and respond.
2. God has given us instructions and so we need to be obedient to them regardless of how much information we are given.
3. Trust God for any and all results
4. God provides when we trust.
5. God will bless when we trust.
We need to be placing our trust in God and live it out in obedience and he will take care of us.
What do you think about all this?