Too Blessed to Not Multiply

Genesis 1:28 – 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply…(KJV)

The first thing God did after creating Adam and Eve was bless them. He made them in His own image then He blessed them. He blessed what He created.

blessedI’m grateful for the blessings of God upon our lives! After God makes us new creatures in Christ, He blesses us. He doesn’t only save us (which is an immeasurable blessing in itself) He then blesses us. He blesses us with peace and joy. He blesses our lives with mercies that are new each morning. (Lamentations 3:23) He blesses us with health, strength, guidance and wisdom. He enriches our lives daily with benefits:

Psalms 68:19: 19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, Even the God of our salvation. Selah.

God blessed Adam and Eve and then said, “be fruitful and multiply.” The natural result of God’s blessings should be fruitfulness and multiplication. It wouldn’t be right to gorge myself on God’s blessings and not pour them out to others. God blessed us to be a blessing.

God blessed us to be a blessing.

Multiplication should follow receiving God’s blessings. How can I be a beneficiary of His gracious salvation yet never share the redemption message with others? Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

I aspire to be fruitful in God’s Kingdom today. I want to share the blessings of God today with others. I want to multiply. Like Andrew found Peter, I want to find some searching soul today and say come, “I have found the Christ” (John 1:41)

~Matthew Ball

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