January 8 – Blessed One

בָּרַךְ

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Blessed is a title as well as a verb, indicating action.

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Strongs explains the use of the word blessed as an act, falling upon the knees in humility and seeking the favor from the Lord.  Seeking the favor and outpouring of kindness is something we may not understand, but in old Testament times it was common for kings, and rulers to have absolute power.  It was difficult and life threatening to come into the presence of the ruler without invitation, or utmost humility.  And these were fierce men scarred by sin.

But we have a God and King who is blessed, favored of the father, and he in turn blesses us with all things for godly and holy living.

Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.         Psalm 72:8

Today as we reflect on the word blessed, know that the work of blessing has been done in the past, is being carried out in the present, and one day in heaven we will see the full picture of the blessing extended from our holy God to a sin scarred people.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.  Psalm 106:48

Thank you Lord God, Blessed One, for your mercy, and your grace. Thank you that you have told us we may come boldly to your throne, wearing the Righteousness of your son, Jesus, and entering into the rest you have ordered for your people.  Teach us today how your blessing is alive, and has changed us forever more.  Blessed are you Holy One of Israel, Blessed are you Lord Jesus Christ.

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