God made a covenant of blessing with Abraham and his offspring. Jacob descended from Abraham and went to Egypt with his children during a famine. The Israelites were slaves in Egypt and were mistreated by Pharoah until Moses and Aaron led them out by the hand of God. While the Israelites travelled through the wilderness, Moses taught them about the promises of God. He taught them about God’s promise to bless Abraham and his seed.
The blessing was conditional on their obedience and one of the promises was to set them high above all other nations (Exodus 28:1). What does this have to do with me you might ask, since I am not a Jew? That’s the good news my dear friends. When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord, we are adopted into the family of God and we share in the blessing of Abraham. “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Galatians 3:29).
God also promised Abraham in Genesis, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). Based on our confidence in these promises of blessings, we know for sure that nobody can curse us. We live today and everyday, knowing that we are blessed of God and we live and walk in the blessing. Whatever we put our hands to is blessed, where we live is blessed. We are blessed when we go to sleep and when we awake and everything that concerns us is blessed.
“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out” (Deuteronomy 28:6).