The idea of paying it forward isn’t a new fad. In fact it was God Himself who came up with the idea. Throughout the Bible we find that God blesses us to pay it forward and be a blessing to others. Why? Because when we use what God gives us to help and serve others, we show God’s love to the world. The blessings we receive from God, whether they be material possessions, skills, or talents, come with the responsibility to use them for good. For as we’re told in Luke 12:48, to whom much is given, much is required. Most of all, being blessed to be a blessing is a way of fulfilling God’s call to love and serve others. It reminds us that our blessings are not just for our own benefit, but are gifts that we can use to help others and make the world a better place. Look at Abraham. Through him came the greatest blessing of all, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.