“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”Ephesians 1:3
One of my most cherished childhood memories is of my dad praying a blessing over my brother and me every evening. He would ask the Lord to cultivate in our love, zeal, and godly wisdom. He’d pray that Jesus would be the Cornerstone of our lives. In time, I realized that my dad’s blessing pointed to an even greater blessing.
In biblical times, receiving a father’s blessing was significant. God made a covenant of blessing with Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3) that was to be passed down through the generations, all the way until the birth of Jesus, the Savior (Matthew 1:2-16). Galatians 3:9 enlightens us to the good news that all who put their faith in Christ will share in the same blessing given to Abraham! In Christ, we are adopted into God’s family and receive all of the benefits and privileges of a beloved child.
If you have never experienced the love of an earthly father, your heart may ache. Thanks be to God that you can know the joy and security of belonging to your heavenly Father and receiving His blessing in Christ.
When we meditate on God’s Word, His Spirit opens our eyes to the rich blessings and glorious inheritance promised to those who believe.
Bible In A Year
- Jeremiah 29-30
- Psalm 118
- 1 Corinthians 10