Blessing the Lord
by Whitley Clifton | July 24, 2019 4:22 pm
by BISHOP BERTHA JONES
Have you ever read Psalms 34? It is amazing what happens and what does not happen when you are blessing the Lord. Let’s just take a quick look at portions of it. The scripture begins like this in the King James Version, “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praises shall come continually be in my mouth.”
Let’s just stop right there. When we are blessing the Lord all the time, that is what we are actually doing. We are giving Him praise and glorifying His holy name. We are exalting Him. We are telling of His goodness and mercies. We are showing forth His love, joy, peace, and longsuffering.
When we bless the Lord, we live according to His word. When we bless the Lord, we live holy and righteous. We will be tested to see if our lives reflect Him.
For instance—and his is a true story—the door of a Brink’s truck flew open in Atlanta last week. Money was flying everywhere! People began to stop beside the road and get the money. Nobody got hurt, but it could’ve been a serious accident.
Some people got the money to help the driver by giving it back to him, but there were also those who got the money off the road while the driver was still there. These people knew where the money came from. They knew the money wasn’t theirs, but yet they kept it anyway. They heard pleas to give the money back, but they still refused to surrender it. Some might say, “This is my blessing!” Have they never heard, “Thou shalt not steal?”
Those people who kept the money were stealing, and that’s not blessing the Lord. In everything we do, we should bless the Lord.