Bless the Lord

Psalm 26:12
“My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.”

Today I am meditating on Psalms 26, 103, and 134 ~ specifically on the idea of blessing the Lord.

I think a lot of the times people go to church expecting to be blessed. And, often, we are! That is God’s grace. Hallelujah! But the primary blessing is to be towards the Lord.
What a good reminder!
Bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord!

Psalm 103:1-5,20-22
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Bless the LORD, O you His angels, you mighty ones who do His word, obeying the voice of His word!
Bless the LORD, all His hosts, His ministers, who do His will!
Bless the LORD, all His works, in all places of His dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!”

So whether or not you feel particularly blessed, remember to bless the Lord! This is our duty as well as our joy, as His beloved children and precious forgiven saints. And, as Psalm 134 shows us, the Lord does bless us: we bless Him, He blesses us, and it’s this beautiful cycle of giving & receiving! Amen.

Psalm 134
“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,
who stand by night in the house of the LORD!
Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,
He who made heaven and earth!”

4 Replies to “Bless the Lord”

  1. Thank you for the reminder on Blessing the Lord! I know that far too often I forget about giving and blessing and thanking….
    But that’s one thing that the book, One Thousand Gifts, is really helping me with!

  2. I recently read the Hiding Place for the first time and was completely and utterly blown away and humbled by Corey’s joy and understanding of how immensely blessed she had been blessed by God – even though looking at her life, you’d never think “blessed” would be how she felt 🙂

    Love these verses – thank you!

  3. what a wonderful exhortation and reminder, Melissa. Thank you for sharing your heart and insights…and blessing us even as you continue to walk a hard road –

  4. While driving to church yesterday we passed a church that had a big sign out that said, “Equipping people to live successful lives.” Is that really the reason we should be going to church? We should be going to worship our Creator, to see His awesome acts and see how much I need the cross. Thanks for this great reminder, Melissa.

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