In the Old Testament, it was customary for a father to pronounce a blessing on the eldest son. It signified passing of position, fortune and acceptance. Is it relevant for today? Absolutely. While some areas of Old Testament blessing were culture specific, the relational elements transcend time.
Everyone needs love, acceptance, value, and security – and how those needs are met by our parents become the messages we get about who we are. We all long to be accepted, so if we haven’t received a blessing from those closest to us, it can have serious long range consequences on our hearts. So consider this: If you haven’t done a great job imparting a blessing to your loved ones, it’s never too late. Commit today to build value into your loved ones through, words, touch, action and commitment. You will leave an eternal inheritance if you do.