“…it pleased the Lord to bless Israel” (Numbers 24:1).
Our God is always blessing His children. He heartily wishes to bless you since He has love and concern for us.
In the New Testament, Balam had received grafts to curse the children of Israel who were divine people. Whenever Balaam initiated to curse the Children of Israel, God intercepted and never allowed that to happen. When Balaam was on his way God made him listen to a donkey, meet an angel and made it clear that blessing Israel is what pleases Him.
Thus, Balaam says, “I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. “No misfortune is seen in Jacob no misery observed in Israel. The Lord their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them” (Numbers 23:20, 21).
God desires that we bless others. He wishes that always words of blessing should be on the lips of the children of God. When we meet the servants of God, we should bless them with joy. That was the promise God gave to Abraham. “I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3).
In that way, when we bless others, God will be pleased towards us. Jesus said,
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Mathew 5:44, 45).
We are the children of a blessing God and so, we should never harm and curse others. If you wholeheartedly give a cup of cold water to a servant of God, even this small gesture will help you in receiving the divine blessing.
Abraham blessed his son. Moses wholeheartedly blessed the children of Israel. We can find in the Scripture, David blessing the divine people. The priest blessed the people this way: “May God bless you and protect you. He will make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you”. The reason is that God likes us blessing others. You receive the blessings and bless too others. .
To meditate: “From this day on I will bless you” (Haggai 2:19). “The Lord remembers us and will bless us” (Psalm 115:12).