Topic: The Blessed
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.
[ to be con’t ] [ prepared by Winston Staples ]