“And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: FEAR NOT, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.” ~ Genesis 26:24
FEAR NOT: Salvation is Available for Everyone
God reassured Isaac that He will bless him. But here the Blessing is declared to be for “Abraham’s sake” and not for Isaac’s sake. In other words, Abraham’s righteous relationship with God yielded a Blessing for Abraham’s son, Isaac.
Similarly, it is by the Righteousness of Jesus that we (Believers) receive our Blessings from God. Isaac became a part of the covenant God made with Abraham, because he was Abraham’s son.
We become part of the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:8-13) with God by being “born again” (John 3:3-8): becoming children of God, which was made possible through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” ~ Galatians 4:6-7
The point is this, if we were to depend on our own righteousness for God’s protection/blessing, then we would have none because our righteousness is worthless (Isaiah 64:6).
But we don’t have to depend on our goodness. Instead, we rely on the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus our Lord and Saviour and through Him we we are blessed.
FEAR NOT, God’s blessing does not depend on how good we are. FEAR NOT, our weaknesses and mistakes won’t drive away God’s Blessings from our lives. FEAR NOT, because God Blesses us for Jesus’ sake. Hallelujah!
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” ~ Psalm 23:6
This post is a part of a series on several of the “FEAR NOT” sayings in the Bible.