Can a person bless God as Psalms 34:1 seems to indicate?


Psalms 34:1

AMP - 1 I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the thought being expressed in the translation of the verse cited in the question (as well as similar uses elsewhere in Scripture) is not that of humans blessing (or even of having the capability to bless) God in the same way that God blesses humans, but of blessing Him in the sense of giving Him thanks and praise. (In fact, the same wording of the original text is expressed in other tranlsations of the same verse as "extol", "praise", and "thank".)

August 13 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Grant Abbott Child of Father, Follower of Son, Student of Spirit
In any relationship, people bless each other by doing what pleases the other person. A state of blessedness is a state of happiness. When we love God and put him in first place in our lives, He is pleased so He showers us with his blessings, which can be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

Because God desires a close personal relationship with every believer, we bless God (that is, make Him happy) when we spend time with him and fulfill his will for our lives. We bless God when we study the bible, pray, worship, serve others, share the gospel, etc.

Both parties bless each other as we enjoy and grow the relationship.

August 15 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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