God is moved because Abraham loved Him more than his own son. This man returned the love God so liberally gave to him. With a full heart full of love, respect, and admiration, God gives Abraham the ultimate blessing.
- Innumerable descendants meaning large in number and large in influence.
- Descendants that will be leaders in areas of worship, family, education, government, media, arts and entertainment, and business.
- Descendants that will bless the entire world.
Do you realize that if you worship and believe in God and in His Son, Jesus, you are a descendant of Abraham?
Romans 4:16 NLT, ‘So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham's. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.’
What a generous God our Father is! Abraham passed the test, and we are the reward.
Now, it is for us to follow Abraham’s example and pass the ‘love test’. When there is no one and nothing more important to us than God, we inherit the blessing of our spiritual father, Abraham. As children of Abraham, we should be large in influence and spread the love of God to others. It is up to us to practice godly principles and lead by example in all areas of life. It is up to us to illustrate how God blesses and prospers His children so others would want to become His children. It is up to us to spread the good news that Jesus is the Son of the living God to all of the nations of the world. It is up to us to point others to our God and give Him all the glory.
Galatians 3:8 NLT, ‘“What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.”’
Father, when you look at my heart, I pray that You will find that there is no one or anything that is more important than You. I ask that You give me the grace to be a good influence to others, to be diligent in implementing godly principles, and to lead lead by example. I ask that as You bless and prosper me, that others would want to know my God so they could be blessed and prosper as well. Help me to lead others to Jesus, Your Son and give You all the glory in everything I do. In Jesus Name, Amen.
God is first place in my life.
I am a good influence on others.
I live by godly principles.
I lead by example.
God blesses and prospers me.
I lead others to Jesus.
I give God the glory in everything I do.