And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:2-3
When we think about this scripture, we think about the birth of Israel. However this prophecy and scripture has a greater meaning. This was one of the many prophecies of the coming Messiah (Christ) As it is written, All families of the Earth will be blessed! Not just the families of Israel, but the entire world, how and why?
First we have Abraham who was called by God to create a new nation Israel. You might ask, why would God want to create one nation in the world? Well because he needed a seed line for the coming of the Messiah. Gods redemption plan was being completed through Israel
By faith Abraham responded to Gods calling, and headed to the Promised Land to form Israel. God gave Abraham the promise of a Son. Another foreshadow of the coming Messiah, as God promised he would sent forth his Son to save the entire world
My point is we should see the Bible as a complete story, from Genesis to Revelation, God had a complete redemption plan for humanity. The Old Testament isn’t just about Israel , its about the coming of Jesus and how he saved the entire world!