Blessings for Those Who Bless Israel

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse…” – Genesis 12:3  

In Genesis, God spoke directly to Abram, later known as Abraham, promising to bless him and make him a great nation. But embedded within this promise is a profound declaration regarding Israel: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.” 

It’s a powerful reminder of God’s unwavering commitment to His chosen people and His response to those who honor or dishonor them. When we extend blessings to Israel, whether as individuals or nations, God promises to reciprocate those blessings abundantly. 

Conversely, God’s warning against cursing Israel isn’t to be taken lightly. It’s a solemn reminder that those who treat Israel with contempt or hostility will face divine consequences. This isn’t just a casual warning; it’s a promise from the Almighty, a promise rooted in His faithfulness throughout history. 

Throughout the ages, we’ve witnessed instances of anti-Semitism, from Pharaoh’s decree to exterminate Jewish baby boys to Hitler’s genocidal campaign during the Holocaust. These are stark reminders of humanity’s capacity for evil and the enduring presence of anti-Semitic sentiments. 

Yet, in the face of such darkness, God’s promise stands firm. He is a promise-keeping God, unchanging and steadfast in His love for Israel. As we witness acts of hostility or prejudice against Israel, let’s remember God’s words and align our hearts with His. 

We have a choice—to stand with Israel, to bless and support God’s chosen people, or to turn a blind eye to injustice and hostility. Let’s heed God’s warning and align ourselves with His heart, extending love and solidarity to Israel and all His beloved children. 

May we be a beacon of light in a world overshadowed by darkness, reflecting God’s love and compassion to all.

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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