5 Examples of God’s Blessing

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God blesses us in many ways, more than we can even imagine, so here are 5 great examples of God’s pouring out His blessings.

Abraham’s Blessing Was Our Blessing Too – Genesis 12

God blesses us in many ways, more than we can even imagine, so here is the first of five great examples of God’s pouring out His blessings. When God told Abraham that all the nations of the earth would be blessed through His seed, God was ultimately referring to Jesus Christ, one of Isaac’s descendants (Gen 12:3). His blessing would cover all the families of the earth (the nations) by offering the forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who would believe. No other blessing can even come close to that. What can compare to a human soul and its eternal destination? By Abraham’s obedience, the whole world and ages into eternity will be blessed through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. We too should add that blessing to others as we share the gospel of Jesus life, death and resurrection, which is essentially the gospel (1 Cor 15:1-5).

The Blessed to Bless Others – Romans 15

The Apostle Paul told the Roman church that since they’ve received every spiritual blessing from God, they must also be a blessing to others, particularly to God’s chosen people Israel through whom the oracles (Word) of God came. Paul’s point is that since “the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings” (Rom 15:27b). The “them” Paul was referring to were the Jewish Christians at Jerusalem who were undergoing a great famine and severe persecution. Since the Jews had preserved the Word of God (the oracles), we are indebted to them since that is where salvation is found. How can we know the gospel unless we’ve heard it and read it, and how will we know unless the Word of God has been preserved? We ought to pray for the Jewish people and be grateful for their dogmatic preservation of the Scriptures; the very Word of God that we hold in our hands today. Not every generation has been so blessed.  Even today, many are put to death for even having a Bible in their possession.

The Blessed Ones of God – Psalm 144

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock” (Psalm 144:1a).

Whoever is a child of God has already been richly blessed, but not by wealth, but by God’s mercy and grace, the greatest blessing of all. That doesn’t exclude physical blessings too and relationship blessings (spouse, parents, friends, etc.). If you’ve trusted in Christ, then you are blessed beyond measure and abundantly more than the lost, so truly, “Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 144:15). Amen and again we should all shout, “Blessed be the Lord, my rock” (Psalm 144:1a). All other ground is sinking sand in comparison to knowing the Rock of our Salvation; the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you have trusted in Jesus Christ, then you are most blessed by the Lord because He is your God.

Blessed by Blessing Others – Proverbs 28

Solomon writes that a faithful man will both be blessed and be a blessing to others, but no such blessing can be found for those who pursue wealth as their chief goal. This explains why Solomon wrote that “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished” (Prov 28:20).  Hastening to get rich rarely works and serves only to wreck relationships and destroy trust among people. When the rich seek to get richer rather quickly, they often take advantage of the poor. And it is to their own ruin since “The one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched” (Prov 28:25b). Whoever trusts in self will surely be disappointed, but whoever trusts in Jesus Christ shall never be put to shame (Rom 10:11).  Let us bless others as God has blessed us.  To be a blessing is to receive a blessing.

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To be a blessing is to receive a blessing.

Obedience Brings Blessings – Deuteronomy 28

God told ancient Israel that they would live under a cause and effect economy; obey God and be blessed, disobey God and fall under a curse. We also have to choose; either blessings or curses. God made us free moral agents, but we will be responsible for our choices. Consequences always follow choices. We reap what we sow, even later than we sow, but in time, we will be sure to reap whatever it is we’ve sown. One such consequence (or effect) is of obedience, where “blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God” (Deut 28:2). There are also consequences if we “will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you” (Deut 28:15). Continual disobedience to God will bring curse after curse upon us and upon the nation (Deut 28:16-24).


Jesus became a curse for us so we could be blessed with eternal life. The greatest blessing in history came from the greatest Man in History; the God-Man, Jesus Christ. Through Him as Abraham’s seed, He is still blessing all the nations. He is bringing many sons and daughters to faith in Jesus Christ. The greatest act of disobedience is failing to put your trust in the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is the one and only way to the Kingdom (Acts 4:12). There is no other blessing that compares to knowing Him and having your names written in heaven. If you haven’t repented of your sins and placed your trust in Jesus Christ, then you will face the wrath of God at Jesus’ appearance (Rev 20:12-15), or after death (Heb 9:27), whichever happens first. I plead with you today to make this the moment of your salvation. Today is the day. Tomorrow may not come. And there is no repentance in hell.

Here is some related reading for you: The Amazing Blessings of God in the Bible

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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