Posted by: Terry | January 24, 2009

Blessings and opposition

Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. (Genesis 12:6 ESV)

After a journey of over 400 miles Abraham arrives at a beautiful valley, Shechem and the oak of Moreh. It was a beautiful place that God led him to, pasture for his flocks and herds, a great place to settle down; except it was occupied by the Canaanites – politically and religiously.

God would have to bless Abraham in the face of opposition. But that is what God does best. It is rare to find blessings in the Bible that are not somehow connected to opposition.

Satan does not want you to enjoy a blessing, nor does he want you to spread a blessing. Yet as Christians “we are more than conquerors.” The joy and blessing we experience in the face of opposition and trial is an expression of our faith and relationship with Jesus.

The obstacles we face in life are the opportunity to experience a blessing we would otherwise miss out on, now that is encouragement.

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