“You will be blessed when you come in and be blessed when you go out” – Deuteronomy 28:6 (NIV)
In ancient Jewish culture there is a belief that as children grow up they should be blessed. It is the obligation of the parent to bless them as they walk in and out of the house.
Blessing others is part of a long Biblical tradition. The prophet Abraham was clearly blessed of God, “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you. .(Genesis 12:1). Abraham would in turn bless his son Isaac (Genesis 17:15- 16). Later Isaac now Jacob would bless his children but pass on a special blessing to Judah (Genesis 49:8-12).
Who wouldn’t like to be blessed. And of course why withhold blessings when you to have been blessed. Let us be in the habit of blessing not just our children but the people God brings us in contact.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray that as you have blessed me I too pass on those blessings.