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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Word of Inspiration: God Even Blesses the Unfavored

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

For those who feel like they have God's favor upon their lives, it isn't hard for them to believe He will protect them and their possessions, but what about those who feel as if God always favors others more? What about the Esau(s) and Ishmael(s) of the world? Do you feel like you live in the shadow of the blessed?

Consider this...

The Old Testament is very clear that the Israelites are His chosen people, but still He refused to give them the land of Seir, Moab or Ammon. Why? Because they were the descendants of Esau and Lot. Even though Jacob was the chosen brother over Esau, God still protected Esau's descendants. (Deut. 2) Esau was still a descendant of Abraham and God promised good things to Abraham's descendants and God keeps His promises.

If you are a child of God, you have been adopted into the kingdom of heaven by faith, and therefore, have the promises of God--which will include his protection for you, your family, home, land and possessions, but it is by FAITH. It doesn't matter that you may not feel as if you're blessed as much as your other church friends, co-workers, or competing businesses. God is going to be faithful to you even when you are faithless. Esau gave up his birthright to feed his belly. He chose to lose the blessings that Jacob received, but God still blessed him and his descendants in other ways. 

Even if you have messed up, made bad decisions, and chose to give up your blessings--God hasn't forsaken you. He will bless you, by making the best of your circumstances, delivering you from evil, and giving you the grace to bear what you must bear. 

Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. (Gal 3:7-9)

2 comments:

That was awesome, Jennifer! Thank you!

Blessings
Michelle V

You're very welcome, Michelle. Thank you for stopping by!