Genesis 12:3 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.
God called Abram to start a new nation. A nation of people that would be special to Him. A chosen, elect people who would have the job of taking the gospel to the world. They were to be a blessing to all. God would protect them. He would bless those that blessed them because they were a called and chosen people on a mission for Him. They were to get the knowledge of this God that had called Abram to the entire world. They would fail in many things that He wanted. They would forget why they were chosen and special. They would begin to think that it was about them and not Him. They would begin to count their blessings instead of the cost to do what He wanted.
They would succeed in great things. They would give us a Bible. They would start a church for all. They would give us a Savior, Jesus. They failed and have been set aside temporarily, as a nation, from the job they were given. They will however be back in the game soon.
I want to remember why we as a church are called. I want to be a blessing. I want to see what we can do to get the gospel to the entire world. Never forget that He has special promises for us as His elect and chosen people but it is because we have a job to do. We are to be a blessing to all!