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Down to this very day the story of Abraham is very famous throughout the world. Even pagan cultures have once heard about this affluent patriarch whose status and wealth are beyond dispute. It was obvious even to the spiritually-blind eyes in his own days that Abraham was an embodiment of blessing.

Abraham is a figurative expression of wealth and prosperity. Students of the Bible know that he is the father of blessings and nations to this very day. God blessed this man and made his name great so that even today we believe so much how Abraham’s blessing are ours, and how this blessing makes us blessed in the morning and blessed in the evening.

The story of Abraham’s blessing began in Genesis 12 when God instructed him to move to a new land and promised to bless him there. And God certainly did bless him, as recorded in Genesis13:2, and Abraham became very rich in livestock and in silver and gold.

Abraham was incredibly wealthy. For instance, about 318 servants were born and reared in Abraham’s house (Genesis 14:14), which means that he was also taking care of the parents of those servants who were also living in his house. Abraham was so rich that he despaired collecting even a strand of other people’s thread to add to his own belongings so as to prevent any human being’s claim that he had made Abraham rich.

In short, Abraham was greatly blessed. And so we were taught from childhood, even before many of us came to know Christ as Lord and Savior, that Abraham’s blessing are ours and that we are the sons and daughters of Father Abraham. We sing it in the children’s church, and confess it in the adult church.

We pray it, we mutter it, and our pastors teach us so much about it because they want us to be blessed and experience that same blessing. So we see that Abraham’s blessing extend to our own day. I believe in the blessing of Abraham and the fact that we are his seed and that he is the father of all blessing.

Despite the fact that Abraham was blessed and never lacked a thing he wanted, still he was not satisfied. God gave him all the physical and material blessing he desired and even intangible blessing of promises, yet Abraham was not fulfilled, for there was one thing that God had not given to him. So one day Abraham summoned the courage (because Abraham feared God) to ask God for an additional blessing. In Genesis 15:2, he asked God: “What will You give me?”

What an ironic statement? Despite all he had been given, in both tangible and intangible substance, Abraham asked God, “What will you give me?” He proceeded to ask God for a child. This implies that Abraham needed an additional blessing in order to crown his blessing and bring it to fullness. I like Abraham’s request of God because he was giving God a strong reason why he could not simply be satisfied with all of his other blessing because he had not received the crowning blessing—a child.

God was delighted with this question because He had been waiting for Abraham to ask it so that He could gradually unfold to him the mystery of the blessing of Sarah. So God’s response to Abraham was that his children would be innumerable as the stars in heaven, and therefore Abraham believed God such that it was registered for him in the book of records as a righteous act according to Genesis 15:2-6. When Abraham looked up, what he saw was you and I that would come to earth someday; therefore it was recounted for him as an act of faith because he believed.

God took it even further by telling Abraham how He would make provision for the land that his descendants would inherit and occupy, and Abraham believed all that God spoke to him about on this great day. Promises, however, are God’s intentions for the future of man, and whenever they are not forthcoming, we humans have a tendency to easily forget about the intangible substance of promises and settle for the tangible alternatives.

The Bible does not tell us how old Abraham was when God spoke these words to him. Let us assume he was in his 70s or early 80s, and that after waiting several decades for God’s promises of children, Abraham began to consider the visions through which this promise was given to him as a mere illusion, nothing more than wishful dreams that arose from nothing more than his own human desires...

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