Monday, February 06, 2006

Blessing Abraham

This is God’s promise to Abraham.

I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you (Genesis 12:2.3).
If we want to receive God’s blessing, we must bless Abraham’s children. Christians full this promise by blessing the people of Israel. Blessing Israel is good, but a little odd, if it causes us to curse the rest of Abraham’s descendants.

The Palestinians are also Abraham’s children. The Iraqis and Syrians are Abraham’s children too. Should we not be blessing them as well?

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