The Blessing of the Lord

 

Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)

22The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

Blessing-

Favor or gift bestowed by God which brings happiness and fulfillment.

Is Visible

II Samuel 6:11,12 (NKJV)

11The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his household. 12Now it was told King David, saying, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness.

It was very obvious to people that God was blessing the house of Obed-Edom.

The Variety

Deuteronomy 28:1,2 (NKJV)

1“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

2And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

Paraphrase

  • Blessing in the city
  • Blessing in the country
  • Blessing on your children
  • Blessing on possessions
  • Blessing on your coming in
  • Blessing on your going out
  • Blessing on your workplace
  • Blessings from Heaven

God will make you the head and not the tail. As you obediently listen and keep His commands don’t swerve and inch to the right or left. The Message Bible

The Variables

What causes you to be blessed?

Obedience

Deuteronomy 28:1,2 (NKJV)

1“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

2And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

If you hear and obey

Obedience is the key to blessing

Unity

Psalms 133:1-3 (NKJV)

1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! 2It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.

For these the Lord commands the blessing!

Faith

Galatians 3:13,14 (NKJV)

13Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

The blessing of Abraham, the “Man of Faith”

The Real Reason for Blessings

Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV)

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

We are blessed because we are in Christ!

Email my notes