Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Who Is Qualified For The Blessing







Wednesday July 12

Bible Reading:     Gen. 27: 1 - 17
Topic:                  Who Is Qualified For The Blessing?

Many have blamed Isaac for wanting to bless Esau for the wrong reasons - because he ". . . ..  . . . loved Esau because he ate of his game" (Gen. 25: 28)

Some blame Rebekah for manipulating her husband to accomplish God's purpose.

Yet others blame Jacob for going along with his mother's ungodly plan.

However though they were all wrong in manipulating situations for their selfish ends, it is clear that the blessing was meant for Jacob.

Esau had spurned his birthright for a plate of porridge (Gen. 25: 32); and God would not bestow His blessings on those who would not value it.

Rebekah knew the prophesies God gave even before the twins were born (Gen. 25: 23) but lacked the faith to trust God to bring them to pass.

Have you through your speech and character derailed the purpose of God concerning your life? the good news is that we serve a merciful God who forgives us and grants us a second chance as He did to Jacob.

Repentance will always put us back on the pathway of God's will and blessing

Prayer
Gracious Father, teach me to trust Your timing for Your purposes to be fulfilled in my life and help me to repent of any ways in which I have derailed from Your path for my life, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 27: 5
"And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison and to bring it"

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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