His Blessing, His Purpose.
God gives Abram a wonderful promise of blessing. God will give him an inheritance, a new land. Not only that God will make him into a great nation and make Abrams name great. (Which He did, here we are talking about Abram) God promises to bless those who bless Abram and curse those who dishonor him. Why? Why all this? Why would God single out a Man like Abram and give Him all this? Because God has an agenda and the agenda is so that the families of the earth would be blessed. When God created man in Genesis, the bible says He blessed them.
Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. After creation God blessed, the why of the blessing comes in the next verse. God gave man purpose, His purpose and the reason He created the man.
Genesis 1:28 And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth. After the fall, God still wants to take us back to his purpose and that is why through Abraham he sought to raise up a nation that would be an example to others.
God blesses us so that we can fulfill His purpose here on earth. He blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others and just like Abraham, though us others may be blessed. We miss the mark when we think that God blesses us so that we can do what we like and peruse our own purposes, or so that we can show of and be so full of pride looking down on others then we have missed the mark. His blessing is not necessarily to make us comfortable and happy but for the fulfillment of His purposes.
Looking back at when God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt, they plundered Egypt when they left, why? God’s purpose was for them to worship Him and what they took out of Egypt facilitated that and when that time came the people gave generously from what they had. You have to know God and His purposes to understand the why of His blessing over your life. His blessing is always connected to His purpose!