“May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine” (Genesis 27:28).
In the Old Testament, the wealth which the fathers bequeathed to their children was to bless them in the Name of the Lord God. The open-hearted blessing was more precious than the farm lands, livestock, gold and silver which they left behind. Our forefathers walked with God. Saints like Enoch, Nova and Abraham walked with God and were close to Him (Genesis 5:24, Genesis 6:9, James 2:23). So, the words with which they blessed were the words of God Himself.
See here how Isaac blesses. He says “May God give you the heaven’s dew”. The ‘heaven’s dew’ mean the presence of God who created the universe? Is it not?
It is a great blessing for a man to receive the presence of God. This observation is told by God through Hosea “I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon, he will send down his roots” (Hosea 14:5).
One who made the covenant to be the ‘heaven’s dew’ to Jacob, proved by staying like that to him. When Jacob left his home like a youth, he saw a ladder from the heaven resting on the earth.
God who created the universe talked to Jacob awesomely, standing at the top of the ladder. Every word of him fell like a ‘heaven’s dew’ in the ears of Jacob. How happy was Jacob to hear the words of God! Dear children of God, God will be like a ‘heaven’s dew’ to you also.
Deuteronomy 32:2 says “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants”. The ‘heaven’s dew’ denotes not only the presence of God but also His words.
Accumulate the words of God in your heart as precious things. Bible says “…for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you” (Proverbs 22:18, 19).
Dear children of God, God will be like ‘heaven’s dew’ to you. He will come along with you for the whole of your lifetime. He will fill you with the glory of His presence.
To meditate: “So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew” (Deuteronomy 33:28).