UV 2312/10000 B2B: Blessed to Bless
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Deuteronomy 28 v 12
The covenant we have with the Lord is a seven-domain blessing covenant. The Lord’s reserves of blessings that He stores up for His children are infinite and comprehensive to meet every need in seven segments as symbolised in the seven colours of the covenant rainbow- spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, social, material and financial. In each of these domains, the Lord has reserved a variety of blessings. He sends these showers of blessing in due time upon each of us, not late not early but just in time, not once but repeatedly He tops up our blessings in each domain. It is the seven fold blessing of the Lord that makes a person truly rich in a holistic sense. As in the rainbow, each band of colour is proportionate to the others but for some, the yellow or red or violet colour as the case may be might be brighter and broader. But human beings with our short sighted vision and inadequate knowledge think only of measuring riches in terms of the material and the financial. Most humans run miserable lives using only these limited parameters to achieve and judge success. Success or wealth that causes the soul to be poor, anaemic, weak and listless is not success or wealth.
The Lord promises in this remarkable uni-verse to bless all the work of our hands. It implies that He will enable us to use all our talents and abilities and to even make up for the abilities and talents we lack. As the Psalmist David wrote, “He will establish the work of our hands.” In other words, He will enable us to do our best, take our wisest and timely decisions, give us counsel at every step and stage, inspire us with strength and give us help in times of need, bless our efforts with either success or learning to be better.
The experiences and wisdom we gain from these will enable us to be a real blessing to all nations. We will lend them wisdom, knowledge and understanding. We will be able to be a source of blessing to others instead of expecting anything from them. He will give us a dominant or leadership position – we dominate the world to serve, to make it better, to make it part of the kingdom of God and not to exploit it. We are blessed to bless or B2B.
Prateep V Philip