BLESSING GOD AND OTHERS

December 15, 2018

The word ""bless"" is used often in the Scriptures. To bless is to praise, to glorify, to give to, to honor. The blessing of God upon us makes things natural, supernatural, infused by the hand of God. It is an essential exercise for us. Not only does it honor God, but it puts us in the proper posture, reminding us of our place before our Creator.

COMMANDED TO BLESS

In Psalm 134, we are commanded to bless the Lord. 

""Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, who serve by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the Lord"" (Psalm 134:1-2)

This particular Psalm was written to those fortunate priests who kept the night watch in God's temple. But they were instructed—throughout the night—to not fail in blessing God. Like the angels in heaven who never sleep, they were to bless Him continually.

The application? There should never be a moment when we are not blessing God, with our words, our worship, our deeds, our lives. God deserves a constant blessing from His creation, of which we are the highest part.

RECEIVING THE BLESSING

Then, the Psalmist turns and prays for a blessing on those who bless God.

""May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth."" (Psalm 134:3)

One of the reasons we should bless God continually is that He is blessing us without ceasing. The Psalmist here prays for that blessing to come from God's throne. And, we know He has the power to bestow it because He is the Creator of everything.

The application? We should ask God to bless those who need it. That His supernatural power and grace will be directed from the throne right to their situations. As I am writing, I received a text from someone in great need. And I stopped and prayed for this type of blessing to come from the Creator right at the point of their need.

Are you blessing God, all the time? And, are you praying for God's blessing on others? Pause right now and do both … and then make it your habit day and night!

 




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