Today is lesson three about who God blesses. We are looking at Bible verses that speak about this topic so let’s continue on:
God blesses those who trust Him!—- Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 84:12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
God blesses who fear Him!—- Psalms 112: 1/Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 128: 1. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. 128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
God blesses read and follow His word!—- Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. James 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. Luke 11: 28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Rev.1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
[ to be continued ] [ prepared by Winston Staples ]
God blesses those who believe—- Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Gal.3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
God gives blessings to those with their sins forgiven—- Psalms 32: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Romans 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
God gives righteousness without works —- Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
God blesses those whom He chastises—- Job 5: 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
God blesses those who suffer for Christ.—- Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Those whose Lord is their God are blessed. Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
I am sitting in my study thinking about blessing and who is blessed and now I am looking at Bible verses about the blessed, it may take a few writings to share most of them starting with this one.
a/ Here are a couple of verses about whom God chooses. Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. —- Eph. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: [KJV].
b/ The next verses are about whom God calls. Isa 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. —– Rev.19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
c/These next verses are about those who know Christ. —- Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
d/ Those who know the gospel will be blessed. —-Psalms 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
e/ Those who are not offended in Christ receive blessings. —- Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
TRUTH: Here is a good quote about truth. God offers to every mind it’s choice between and repose. Take what you please – you can never have both. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
BIBLE TEACHING: John 4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Jesus went into his own village to teach truth and they did not want to hear the truth and He left before they could harm HIm. As His followers we today are rejected in many places because they do not want the truth.
TRUTH QUOTE: The trouble about man is two fold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; He forgets truths which are too simple. ~ Rebecca West
BIBLE TEACHING: Psa.25: 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
TRUTH QUOTE: Truth never hides; yet how hard to find! ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897
BIBLE TEACHING: Psa 33: 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Psalms 117: 2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.