“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Ps. 103:1.“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Ps. 103:1.
“Bless the LORD…Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Ps. 100.
“…and all that is within me…Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind… I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works…Giving thanks unto the Father,
- which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
- who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
- and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
- In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins…(Matt. 22:37; Ps. 9:1;Col.1:12-14).
“…bless his holy name…And God said unto Moses, IAM THAT I AM… For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace… And Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am… Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever… And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first, and the last.”( Ex. 3:14; Isa. 9:6; John 8:58: Heb. 13:8; Rev. 22:12,13).
Isn’t it amazing to think the sheep can bless the Shepherd? The creature, the Creator? The servant, the King? I encourage you to take a minute and scan the verses again finding the many ways we can bless the name of the Lord.
How many did you find? Which will you use to bless the God of your salvation? If you need more ideas visit my post, “Gifting the King” from January 5, 2018.
Holy Father, we can only bless you because you have blessed us, making us partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, delivering us from the power of darkness, translating us into the kingdom of your dear Son who has redeemed us by his blood purchasing our forgiveness. May we worship you in spirit and in truth being faithful to your name and making known all your wondrous works. All glory, honor, and praise belong to You alone. Amen.