“The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.” Genesis 49:10
Some of us are blessed but we need to be warned. You are in Christ but sin lurks at the door in all its destructive power, and the blessing of God for you today lies in the warning.
Some of us are blessed and we need to be challenged. You are in Christ but your strength is not being deployed for God’s great purpose. Years are passing. When will you press into all that He is calling you to be and to do? The blessing of God for you today lies in the challenge.
Some of us are blessed and we need to be encouraged. You are in Christ, but you undervalue the gifts that have been given to you. You don’t feel that you matter, but God is saying to you today, “Enough of that! Stir up the gift that is within you. Use what I have given to you for the blessing of others.” The blessing of God for you today lies in the encouragement.
Some of us may not yet be blessed. You are not yet in Christ. You have not yet submitted your life to this Lord who holds the scepter in His right hand, and lays claim to the obedience of all people. The Word of God to you today is that God has highly exalted the lion of the tribe of Judah and given Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. This includes you!
Come to the Son of God today. Kneel before Him in faith and repentance. Pledge to Him the unconditional obedience as Lord of your life, and in Him, the blessing of God will be yours.
Which one of these do you most identify with today?