Oh, the riches found in Genesis 12:3! Have you stopped to consider the irony of the blessings spoken of in that verse? Yes, we bless Israel and, as a result, God blesses us. Yet, God commissioned Abraham and his descendants (Israel!) to bless the entire world!
So, let’s get this straight! God desires to bless us. One way to reap the harvest of God’s blessing is to bless Israel! Meanwhile, Israel was created to bless all the families of the earth. God blesses us when we bless Israel, as Israel blesses us! Sounds like one gigantic “blessing party!” So glad to be part of it, aren’t you!
Here is another fascinating thought for meditation as you contemplate those blessings: