My Daily Strength

Berachah - Blessing -- Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Sudhakar

Scripture : 'Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD'

During the time of King Jehoshaphat, he removed evil things from the kingdom and set himself to seek the LORD with all his heart. He cleansed the land from idol worship. He believed in the LORD God of the prophets that God would establish them and they would prosper. The time came when he had to fight a severe battle against the people of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who came as a big mob to destroy them, but the LORD heard the prayers of Jehoshaphat and the commitment he had made. God fought for His children and give them the victory.

Jehoshaphat appointed singers unto the LORD. They praised the beauty of God's holiness as they went before the army and said 'Praise the LORD as His mercy endureth forever.' As they began to sing and praise the LORD, the LORD sent ambushments against Ammon, Moab and Seir and they were smitten because the people of Ammon stood against the inhabitants of Mount Seir and fought to destroy each other. On the fourth day the armies of Judah collected rich bounty from the battlefield. They assembled in the valley of Berachah meaning blessing. Here they blessed the LORD, therefore the name of the same place was called Valley of Berachah meaning Valley of Blessing.

As you read this portion, the LORD says your home is a Berachah. You are also a Berachah because you sought the LORD with all your heart and God gave you the victory. He stripped the enemy of what belonged to them and gave it to you. Remain in the LORD as a Berachah.

Prayer : LORD, I will indeed be a blessing to Your Kingdom. Amen.

Thought for the Day : In Jesus Christ we are a Berachah.