Called to Bless and Be A Blessing
And God blessed them saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ (Genesis 1:22-23)
Man’s desire to live under blessings is a God-given desire. We are created and meant to live in blessings. Our source of blessings, as God has ordained, originates from God Himself. It is when we seek blessings outside of God that our desire becomes self-centered and even leads us to destruction. We are destined to be blessed, so that we might be a blessing to others and bring blessings to the whole creation.
“The word blessing conveys biblical happiness, benefit or praise. The first use of the word in Scripture is in Genesis 1:22, at the end of Creation’s fifth day. The word derives from the Hebrew root word barak meaning to kneel. The inference is significant, pointing to a relationship between the Creator and His creation, existing immediately at its conception . . . in the beginning.
In blessing His creation God instituted a continuous flow of giving and receiving, given by Him and to be given back to Him . . . by Him, to Him, again and again, repetitively, setting adoration in motion, the beginning of worship.
The whole of creation receives and ministers back to the Creator, a fact evidenced by His workmanship in those He created, a reflection and open display of His glory! All people and lands follow this precedent, created to kneel and bless Him; receiving and then multiplying the blessing outwardly to everything around them–called to bless and to be a blessing.”
(Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Daily Devotional)