A Blessed Home
Is Your House Blessed?
Have you ever wondered why God chose to bless the nation of Israel above all the other nations of the world? What made Him favour them with all the material blessings of the Promised Land? Why is it that even though they turned their backs on their God, He is still working with them and establishing them and expanding their borders? Many times they have been persecuted and taken captive or driven out of their land. And yet they still exist and thrive as a nation
God made a promise to the father of Israel several thousand years ago, and He is still honouring that promise. That promise was founded upon God’s knowledge of how Abraham would lead his family and the heritage that he would leave to them. In Genesis 18:17-19 the Lord reveals His plans based on Abraham’s character.
“And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him,and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
If we want God to bless our homes as God has blessed the nation of Israel we must follow Abraham’s example. James 2:23 says that he was first of all the Friend of God. “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
Throughout the Old and New Testaments the fact remains the same… To build a house that will be truly blessed of God, fathers must first form up a firm foundation by becoming a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ and developing a fellowship with God through prayer and obedience to His Word. Then, and only then, can we expect to build a house, or a family with an heritage of husbands, wives and children, generation after generation that will be blessed just as God has blessed, and will continue to bless His chosen nation Israel.