The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his household and everything he had. -1 Chronicles 13:14
When the ark fell, a man died. In fear, David refused to take the ark to Jerusalem, but left it with the family of Obed-Edom. The result? Obed’s family was blessed along with everything he had.
Sometimes, God simply favors a person or family by association. A non-Christian living next to a Christian should find his or her life better as a result of the Christian neighbor. The classroom led by a Christ-like teacher blesses all of his or her students regardless of their religious affiliation. The same can even be said of companies, communities, or even countries.
One convicting question from this chapter? Is my life bringing blessing to others? If not, why not?
Sometimes you are the answer to your own prayer. Be the answer to your prayer request today. Be a blessing to those around you, unconditionally, living like one who represents the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.