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Bless The Lord

by Mike Sanders

MikeSandersDaily Bible Reading Notes from Michael Sanders

How do I or can I “bless” the Lord? I have some understanding about His blessing me, but blessing Him is a puzzle to me. What was David saying?

A word study usually helps for a better understanding. This word translated “bless” is the two-syllable Hebrew (bā·rǎḵ). When you pronounce it, note the long, then short “a” and end with the gutteral sound ch sound.

As expected the word is translated in more than one way. Here it features the knee, or the posture of kneeling. See yourself in a position of worship or humility, kneeling before your God.

What has prompted David to be kneeling, humbled, and worshipful? Read these verses to see benefits, “bounties” that come from the LORD. This prompted praise, blessing.

103 Of David.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, all my being, His holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul and do not forget all His bounties.

3He forgives all your sins,

heals all your diseases.

4He redeems your life from the Pit,

surrounds you with steadfast love and mercy.

5He satisfies you with good things in the prime of life,

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


Jewish Publication Society, Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1985), Ps 103:1-5


Take pause; count the “bounties,” and Bless the LORD.


Mike Sanders is a member of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

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