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James 1:17 (ESV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from ...

Does God really want to bless me? The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Here are just three verses that speak to that fact.

  • Psalm 37:4 – Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. [1]
  • Malachi 3:10 – Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! [2]
  • Matthew 6:33 – Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. [3]

The commonality of all these verses is God is the one doing the blessing and wants to bless His children at every stage of life as we follow Him.

In our story, Abram was called by God to leave his family and his country to go to a place God would show him. As Abram followed God’s instructions the Lord told him the following:

I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” [4] Genesis 12:2-3.

The Lord tells us James 1:17, “ Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.”[5]

As we reflect on James 1:17 we gain a greater appreciation of everything we have that is good is a gift from God. God blesses us in so many ways that we may never realize until we ask the Lord to show us. The greatest blessing the Lord gives us or would like to give us is the gift of faith in Jesus.

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[1-5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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