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In Abraham (by Jesus) shall all the Nations of the World be Blessed

  • Gen 27:29; Exo 23:22; Num 24:9; Mat 25:40,45
  • Gen 18:18; Gen 22:18; Gen 26:4; Gen 28:14; Gen 30:27,30; Gen 39:5; Psa 72:17; Act 3:25,26; Rom 4:11; 1Co 1:30; Gal 3:8,16,28; Eph 1:3; Col 3:11; Rev 7:9

Gen 12:3

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. This was the promise that crowned all the rest; for it points at the Messiah, in whom all the promises are yea and amen. Note, (1.) Jesus Christ is the great blessing of the world, the greatest that ever the world was blessed with. He is a family blessing, by him salvation is brought to the house (Lu. 19:9); when we reckon up our family blessings, let us put Christ in the imprimis—the first place, as the blessing of blessings. But how are all the families of the earth blessed in Christ, when so many are strangers to him? Answer, [1.] All that are blessed are blessed in him, Acts 4:12 [2.] All that believe, of what family soever they shall be, shall be blessed in him. [3.] Some of all the families of the earth are blessed in him. [4.] There are some blessings which all the families of the earth are blessed with in Christ; for the gospel salvation is a common salvation, Jude 3. (2.) It is a great honour to be related to Christ; this made Abram’s name great, that the Messiah was to descend from his loins, much more than that he should be the father of many nations. It was Abram’s honour to be his father by nature; it will be ours to be his brethren by grace, Mt. 12:5