What thoughts do unexpected blessings trigger? Perhaps our human nature gravitates toward wondering what unanticipated blessings might come our way.
Jesus, however, flipped our desires around when he taught it is more blessed to give than to receive. Our lives should be like a street through which God’s blessings pass, not dead end cul-de-sacs. So how might God’s people help others in unexpected ways? Continue reading “Conduits of unexpected blessing”
Jacob’s life was nearing its end. Like his father before him, it was time to give the family blessing before he died. “Jacob called for his sons and said, ‘Gather together so I can tell you what will happen to you in the future. Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.’” (Genesis 49:1-2 NET). Although it was his blessing to his sons, like Isaac’s blessing there contained an element of the prophetic about it – he would be stating what would happen in their future. Continue reading “Who got what?”
Normally throughout history, when it came to inheritance, the eldest son was the one who received the greatest part. He usually received the birthright, which under the Mosaic Law meant that he got a double portion due to his being the oldest. He was the one who would also receive the greatest blessing. Continue reading “Blessings and birthrights”
Sometimes a new perspective can open our eyes. Continue reading A new perspective
The staff of Forthright Magazine ask God’s blessing upon you in all the ways that matter. We desire above all that you and those close to you may comprehend the love of God and respond to that love in daily faith and unquestioning obedience. Continue reading Merry Christmas