Topic: How To Bless God
[DCLM Daily Manna 20th August 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Psalm 103:1-22 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure” (Psalm 103:20, 21).
Can a man really bless God? Can a creature be able to bless his Creator? David knew everything he had was from God, yet in Psalm 103, he started with a self-exhortation saying, “Bless the LORD, O my soul!”
How can a mortal who is always in need and asks for blessings from God turn around to desire to bless the Giver? In this Psalm, David gave a glimpse. Verses two through to nineteen put together all the numerous physical, spiritual, family, communal and national blessings from God. When we remember these merciful acts of God, we bless His name. Also, the preceeding verses show that when we hear and obey the words of God, do His pleasures and continuously acknowledge His ownership over our lives, we are indeed blessing Him too.
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In Prophet Micah’s days, when the Israelites were searching for an acceptable way to bless or please God, he answered them thus: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:8). Later in the New Testament, Jesus Himself gave a blueprint to the Jews when they asked: “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:28,29).
Therefore, no one should still be in doubt as to how to bless or please the Lord.
Thought For The Day: God is blessed when we honour His words and live like Jesus.
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