We can abide in the blessing of the Lord. However, God requires certain things of us. He will test us to be sure we are committed to obeying Him. Activating the blessing in our lives will require the renewing of the mind and a commitment to obey God.

  1. When we live holy, we will abide in the blessing of the Lord (Psalm 24:4-5).

    1. Holiness is a mind-set that agrees with the Word of God.

      1. The blessing of the Lord makes us whole; wholeness is a state of having nothing missing or broken in life (Proverbs 10:22).

      2. Although Abraham was old, the Lord blessed him in every way.

  2. Abraham bestowed his blessing upon Isaac. The blessing was the very source of everything he owned (Genesis 25:5-11).

    1. Many times we see the fruit of the blessing and think it is the blessing itself. However, the blessing is not material things.

    2. The blessing is the root to physical wealth.

    3. God made requests of Isaac, just as He had done with Abraham, so that Isaac, too, could prove his commitment to obey God. (Genesis 26:1-14)

      1. Isaac was placed in some of the same situations his father Abraham faced.

      2. God told Isaac that He would be with him. God’s presence with us is the definition of true prosperity (Genesis 26:3).

      3. We must be willing to obey God, despite what is going on around us. Obedience gives birth to the blessing.

    4. When we keep God’s commandments, statutes, and laws, we are blessed.

      1. Like Isaac, when we obey God, the fruit of the blessing will be apparent in our lives.

      2. Isaac sowed in the land in the midst of a famine. As a result, he received a hundredfold return that same year.

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 24:4-5

  • Proverbs 10:22

  • Genesis 25:5-11

  • Genesis 26:1-14

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church