Jacob was willing to cheat and steal in order to get his father’s blessing. Rebekah, his mother, understood the power of that blessing. She conspired with Jacob and told him exactly what to do so he may be the one blessed by Isaac.
Isaac understood the power of his blessing. He didn’t give it out randomly. He created a ritual around it and asked his son to prepare a meal for him before he would give the blessing. Isaac understood that even though these were mere words spoken over his son, they carried power and he believed that what he said would be done.
After Isaac blessed Jacob, Esau asked his father, “Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?” But Isaac had already given his best, his very best “words of blessing” to his youngest son. Isaac had to answer Esau: “I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son.”
We too have the power to bless. How often do you bless your spouse? Your children? Your friends? Have you ever blessed your parents?
God loves to bless us. In Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Just like God blesses us, we can bless each other.
Try it, “bless someone” and experience the power of a blessing.
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