God blessed…

In trying to understand God’s blessing we need to start in Genesis, the book of beginnings.  In fact we will start in Genesis 1, where we learn about God’s work of creation.

27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every try which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you,

God blessed the man and woman.   How did God bless them? Well, He gave them plants for food, He gave them the responsibility to multiply and to rule the earth.  We might think of the last two not as blessings but as curses.  Let’s consider the following definition–To bless in the Old Testament means “to endue with power for success, prosperity, fertility , longevity, etc.

If God wanted the man and woman to multiply and rule over the earth, could we then say that God’s blessing on them was giving them the power to to as He had commanded them?

Does being blessed by God mean God supplies us with the ability  to do what He has commanded us to do?

Consider, that today God has blessed you, He has enabled you to do all His has commanded you to do.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


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