- that he would be blessed, and
- be made a blessing to other people.
And God holds out these same promises to us.
A "blessing" in the bible is used to express the happiest, most perfect state of life; to face any odeal without fear; not to be anxious for tomorrow. Such a way of life cannot be attained ourselves nor can it be received from other people; it is the gift of a power greater than ourselves and can only come from God.
We can have faith and rely of God's promise to bless us
- and on His second promise - the desire that we should be a blessing to other people.
Don't avoid God's prompting but have faith is HIs promise
- It's too good an offer to refuse!
"Serve the Lord with gladness" - Rev Dr Will Patterson (7 February 2016)