DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
TOPIC: WHO IS QUALIFIED FOR THE BLESSING?
READ: GENESIS 27:1-17
Many have blamed Isaac for wanting to bless Esau for the wrong reasons – because he “……loved Esau because he ate of his game” (Genesis 25:28). Some blame Rebecca for manipulating her husband to accomplish God’s purpose. Yet others blame Jacob for going along with his mother’s ungodly plan. However, though they were all wrong in manipulating situations for their selfish ends, it is clear that the blessing was meant for Jacob. Esau had spurned his birthright for a plate of porridge (Genesis 25:32); and God would not bestow His blessings on those who would not value it. Rebecca knew the prophesies God gave even before the twins were born (Genesis 25:23), but lacked the faith to trust God to bring them to pass.
Have you through your speech and character derailed the purpose of God concerning your life? The good news is that we serve a merciful God who forgives and grants us a second chance as He did to Jacob. Repentance will always put us back on the pathway of God’s will and blessing.
PRAYER: Gracious Father, teach me to trust Your timing for Your promises to be fulfilled in my life and help me to repent of any ways in which I have derailed from Your path for my life.