The God Who: Blesses
October 18, 2020
Series: THE GOD WHO
THE GOD WHO BLESSES
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure and whether it is right.
Proverbs 20:11 (NLT)
“You are to be a .”
- Blessing always begins with to create .
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
Genesis 1:21-22 (NLT)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and steward it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
Genesis 1:27-28 (NLT)
And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
Genesis 2:3 (NLT)
- God creates us to be both “” but also “”.
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. And all people on earth will be blessed through you”
Genesis 12:2, 3b (NIV)
- God’s blessing involves a tied to a .
At this, Abram fell face down on the ground. Then God said to him, “This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations! What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!
Genesis 17:3-6 (NLT)
But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
“What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.”
“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”
“Please tell me your name,” Jacob said. “Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
Genesis 32:26-29 (NLT)
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Revelation 2:17 (NIV)
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants, until the coming of the one to whom it belongs, the one whom all nations will honor. He ties his foal to a grapevine, the colt of his donkey to a choice vine. He washes his clothes in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
Genesis 49:10-11 (NLT)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:10-11 (NIV)
While they were eating, Jesus took the bread, he blessed it, he broke it, and he gave it to them, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26:26-28 (NIV)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”
Numbers 6:22-27 (NLT)
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)