God Bless You

Genesis 12:3
When someone sneezes we say, “God bless you.” We may use the same phrase to appreciate someone who gives needed help. Sometimes we close our correspondence with it. But more than a figurative expression, the concept of blessing carries great significance. God created a people for Himself, the nation of Israel, to bless the world through the gift of the Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ, and His plan of redemption. Genesis 12:3 promises that God blesses those who bless Abraham’s descendants. Conversely, the history of nations that have abused the Jewish people proves the inevitable doom that come to those who don’t choose to bless Israel. The promises of God toward Israel cannot be compromised or negotiated at the political bargaining table. God has a plan for Israel, and His words never fail to accomplish their purpose.