God loves to bless, and our blessings are meant to bless others. In fact, God’s commitment to bless is so strong that even his curse of punishment for humanity’s first sin included a greater promise of blessing. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s sole command, he cast them from the Garden of Eden into lives of toil and pain. But at the same time he promised that he eventually would obliterate sin, Satan and death "Genesis 3:14-19". God said, “I will put enmity between you "the serpent" and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” "Genesis 3:15".
We can see God’s blessing working clearly in the life of Abraham, the “father of the faithful.” When God called Abraham, he promised, “I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing ... and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed”
"Genesis 12:2-3". Here we see that God’s blessing is not limited to individuals or even families; rather, God’s blessing is expansive. God blesses Abraham so that he will become a blessing to all. The story of Joseph and his personal suffering and eventual rise to power tells me how God blessed his people in order that they may bless others. Even though Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, God blessed him by putting him in authority over all Egypt during a time of famine “to preserve life” "Genesis 45:5".
God blesses his people so that they will become blessings and preserve life
"2Corinthians 9:11". Such blessing is never merely spiritual or merely material, but rather, God’s blessing is realized through acts of “righteousness and justice” which always include both spiritual and material aspects "Genesis 18:17-19". As Christians, we should desire all of God’s blessing—both spiritual and material—with our whole hearts.
Our goal in receiving God’s blessing should be for the purpose of preserving the spiritual and physical lives of those we encounter through acts of “righteousness and justice” "Genesis 18:19" God does not bless exclusively for our own personal prosperity.
Blessing others is what it means to be “blessed.” I can tell you that so many of you here have blessed me, either by your posts, or your comments, or just your kindness towards others and myself. I am so Thankful to be Blessed, and to be blessed by you!!