We, as God’s people, are commanded in the Bible to bless the Lord. What does it mean to “bless the Lord?” It means to give gratitude and admiration to God —it is defined as speaking well of His goodness and greatness. We have the awesome privilege to bless the Lord.
How are we to do this? The Scriptures shows us the path. Let’s look at three ways we are to bless the Lord!
- Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
(Psalm 103:1) We should bless the Lord in the deepest part of who we are.
The soul refers to the center of being. It is the mind, the will, and the emotions within us. We are to bless His name fully and completely. Let our praise not only be external, but, let it engage our inward person as well.
- I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
(Psalm 34:1) We ought to bless the Lord in everything. In all times, let us bless His name. It good times let us bless the Lord. And in difficult times may we bless the Lord as well. His praise shall continually be in our mouths and on our hearts.
- The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
(Job 1:21) Bless the Lord when the Lord gives. Bless the Lord when He takes away. This principle is not always easy to follow. It’s not simple to traverse this path when we suffer a loss. If Job can bless the Lord after all he lost, so can we.
May God richly bless you and you bless the Lord!