Genesis 49:28: A personal word

“All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, giving each the blessing appropriate to him.”NIV

The father (Jacob) spoke to each son personally;                                                                     Each son heard from their father;                                                                                              Each one received ‘’the blessing appropriate to him’’.

 ‘Father God, in this new year, I pray that I will hear you speaking to me. I need that word which is relevant to my life. Help me to gratefully receive the blessings you have for me, and not be envious of those you give to others. Sometimes I am tempted to want someone else’s life and ministry; I can be jealous of the opportunities others have. Help me to be content to be me, carrying the anointing you have for my life. Thank you that there’s a word for me and a purpose for me. Please enable me to fulfil it.’

Once again, we note the diversity of these boys. They were so different in temperament. But God blended them together to form His nation