Genesis 22:15-18 New International Version (NIV)
15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”
Abraham received abundant blessings because he obeyed God. People’s lives have changed to this day due to Abraham’s faith and obedience to God. Blessing are not just gifts from God that we get to enjoy. Blessings are for us to share with others. We get to share them with people right now, and into eternity. We get blessings that we get to enjoy now, and there are blessings that others who come after us get to enjoy. No matter what blessings or when the blessing happen, they are gifts from God.