Bless You!

A true story, happened yesterday: I was preaching from Romans 11 in the small evangelistic ministry I lead; I teach the adult class. During this Romans series I have frequently reminded my listeners of God’s promises to Abraham.

At one point, I asked them, “What did God promise Abraham?”

I answered my own question: “He said, ‘I will make you into a great nation,’ and ‘I will…’ what?”

“Bless you!” said one lady, a visitor.

“That’s exactly right!” I said. God told Abraham, “I will bless you, and make your name great!”

But then I realized people were snickering a little. She hadn’t actually known the answer; she only said it right then because another lady in the audience sneezed.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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