Blessed to Be a Blessing
Not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:9
Recommended Reading – Hebrews 11:20-22
Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their research into the nature of the genetic code — that information contained in human cells that is passed from generation to generation. We receive genetic information from our parents and pass it on to our children, a living chain that ties the human race together from beginning to end.
Scientists now know that human genes can be affected by environmental and lifestyle choices. It behooves us, therefore, to be good stewards of what we receive for the benefit of succeeding generations. And the same is true of spiritual blessings we inherit. That is, we have been blessed to be a blessing. Not only have we been called, as children of God, to inherit a blessing; we have been sent out into the world in order to be a blessing to others as well. The grace of God in us is for our giving as well as for our keeping — a never-ending supply of blessing for the world.
As God has been a blessing to you, ask Him to show you someone to whom you may be a blessing today.
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace.