God’s Blessings that Satisfies

A Daily Devotional with David Olatona — GOD’S BLESSING THAT SATISFIES

Main Text
Genesis 27:18-29

May peoples serve you, nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you and blessed be those who bless you!

Genesis 27:29 (NKJV)The blessing here raises to the idea of universal domination which turns to matters of authority and influence. It refers to political power and influence over other peoples and nations, but also over brothers who would bow to the receiver of these words. Therefore, the blessing points to future generations, not just to the lifetime of Jacob himself. The thrust is for the Israel of a future time in which you and I are included. (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Let people serve thee – up to this point the blessing had been general, but now Isaac bestows the birthright, carrying with it widespread dominion, precedence over all other members of the family, and special blessedness. The phrases “your brothers” and “your mother’s sons” include all the nations which sprung from Abraham, and all possible offshoots from Isaac’s own descendants. (Genesis 25:23)

Prevalency with God, let God be a friend to all your friends, and an enemy to all your enemies. God is the principal agent and the contents of blessing are exclusively divine gifts to human beings and the rest of creation. The words of this blessing echoed some of the words of the covenant God made with Abraham (Genesis 12:3). Isaac prayed in this blessing that his son would be in a position of authority and would not be subjugated by anyone. (Number 23:23)

I declare this by faith I am the blessed of the Lord, no devil, no worker of iniquity has the power to speak any kind of curse on my life because I am of the seed of Abraham protected by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Oh Lord establish the work of our hands and bring to fulfillment all that you have given us to do these days. Amen.

Additional Reading
Numbers 22:11-12
Ephesians 2:11-19