Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord…(Psalm 134:1 NASB).
How do I bless the Lord? What is blessing even? If I call blessings things that are physical, like a needed job or car or other thing that I deem good, then what, exactly, is blessing the Lord?
I can’t exactly give Him a new job. And I’m pretty sure He’s not talking about a car either.
I understand the Bible talks about prosperity as a blessing, but that can’t be the final definition. If it were, there’s no way I could bless God.
Yet the Bible’s very clear that I can.
The Bible says that God blesses us by establishing us, defeating our enemies, giving us honor, opening doors (Deut. 28). Can I reciprocate? Maybe His blessings aren’t so physical after all and the key to my blessing Him is here in this passage.
He establishes me, and I establish Him. I firmly, resolutely, choose Him and the life He offers. He chose me and I choose Him. I establish Him in my life and thereby bless Him.
He defeats my enemies, and I leave that to Him. Sometimes, my enemies are in the physical, but often, they’re not. Often, they’re thoughts of mine or attacks from the enemy, bringing me down, causing me doubt. I bless God when I stand by faith and receive His work in me.
He gives me honor among others, and I honor Him. I tell of His wondrous works. I tell of His salvation, His goodness, His love. I bless Him.
He opens doors, and I walk through them. I trust Him and take Him at His word that He directs my steps and He has good things for me. Even if for a little while those doors don’t look like what I want. I walk in His ways, and I bless Him.
Today, I will enter the sanctuary and bless the Lord. I will lift up my hands to Him, my sanctuary, and bless Him. I will choose Him, establish Him, stand by faith, not doubt, honor Him, tell of His works, step through the doors He opens, and walk in His ways.
I will bless Him, and He will bless me (Psalm 134:3).