God began creation by blessing first the fish and birds to multiple and fill the skies and seas (Gen 1:22). Then He blessed man (Gen 1:28). At the end of creation, God blessed the seventh day Sabbath (Gen 2:3). In coming blogs we will look at prayers of blessing in several arenas – how we bless the Lord (Psalm 103:1,2), how we bless our children (Gen 48:20), how to bless our homes (1 Chr 16:43 ) and how to enter Sabbath blessing (Gen 2:3).
What does it mean to bless the Lord? We start by recognizing He is the source of all blessing and as we receive all He has given, our part is to return it in blessing back to Him. The first mention of “bless the Lord” is found in Deuteronomy 8:10 “When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.”
It is interesting that the Hebrew word for “bless” is comprised of three letters whose meaning denotes a Read more »