The first part of Genesis 22:17 reads “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed …” What does this mean? This means, God is expressing with assurance that he will bless Abraham and multiply his seed most certainly. Why? Because Abraham listened and obeyed to the word of God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, whom he loved (Genesis 22:16).
Points to ponder:
God’s assurance of blessing and multiplying you is assured when we listen and heed to his voice of offering our lives as a living sacrifice – living for him, sacrificing our own – and that assurance is not merely in word, but indeed. You can be certain of multiplied blessings indeed. Simply Obey.
Genesis 22:!5-17 (KJV)
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed