Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Blessing of Abraham

Abraham became rich.  Isaac became rich. Jacob became rich.  It seems like God is making it very plain who the blessing passed to.  He wanted to point out in a big neon arrow who had the blessing.  Yet we see Joseph became richest of all but the blessing was not given to him, to temper the idea that the blessing = mammon.  Judah nonetheless became a huge tribe and was more or less the Southern Kingdom.
I haven't thought enough the nature of the blessing, but it does seem clear that the blessed ones surely prospered, if nothing else, indicating their status. 

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