I’m sure you are wondering who Eliezer is.
You’ll know at the end of this post.
In fact, you’ll know why I’m talking about him today.
But let’s establish some context first to help with with understanding.
The source of this is the Bible… the most exciting book to read.
It was recorded that Abram had just been called out of his father’s house and as he was leaving, Lot, his nephew, went with him.
The blessings that were on Abraham had a way of increasing Lot massively just by association…
But that is not my focus for this post.
It got to a time when the possessions of Abram and Lot were so much that they had to separate from each other.
The land couldn’t contain them again.
In all these blessings, there was one thing Abram desired so much but didn’t yet have.
One day, he had an opportunity to talk to God about this and he made a statement that I had to think about for a while.
I’ll quote it directly:
“But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord , what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.”
Genesis 15:2-3 NLT
Eliezer of Damascus.
Just look at that.
What manner of service would Eliezer have given Abraham that he was already chosen to inherit such great wealth?
What kind of excellence would make Abram mention a servant’s name in his prayers?
I mean, Abram wasn’t saying he’ll share his wealth among his servants. He said Eliezer will inherit ALL. Everything.
Unfortunately I couldn’t see the story of Eliezer before that day recorded but I learnt something that I’ll share with you.
There is a way you will serve that can give you an inheritance.
It could be a person.
It could be your clients, your audience, your customers.
There is a way you’ll serve your clients that they’ll want to give you all the contracts that concern you.
What you are serving is great.
How you serve is even better.
How are you serving?
Eliezer of Damascus.
To your continued Digital Productivity,