Is the Genesis 12:3 ‘Bless Israel’ promise still valid?
Kehila News, Featured Blog by Ron Cantor, July 14, 2019
When God called Abraham to leave his father’s house and birth a new people, He made a seven-fold promise to Abraham. (Gen. 12) As part of that promise, God said He would bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who cursed him. Looking at Abraham’s life, there is no doubt that God honored this:
When Abimelech took Sarah to be one of his wives, God turned His hand against him. But once he returned Sarah to Abraham, he was blessed. During the time that Sarah was in his household (more than just a few days!!), all the women were barren. The minute he released her and blessed Abraham, God opened their wombs.
When Abraham went after four kings with just over 300 men, because they had taken Lot captive, he was victorious. God was clearly faithful to His promise to Abraham. Those who blessed him were blessed and those who cursed him were cursed.