Tag Archives: Blessing

Seeking the Blessing of God

God was showing his blessing in many ways, but there was continued need for the blessing of God. So Ezra and the people began to fast and pray for more of his blessing. Continue reading

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Blessing Instead of Bleeping

Our social media feeds are filled with it too. Words filled with contempt. Angry words. Slanderous, malicious, untruthful words. Name calling. Words that seek to divide and conquer–to tear down rather than build up. This is not the way of Christ. These things, too, ought not to be so. Continue reading

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Unity Brings Blessing

It is the heart of the Father for his people: Unity. It was expressed powerfully through Jesus’ prayer that his people may be one. Continue reading

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Mercy Triumphs

Instead of taking things into his own hands, David leaves judgment to the Lord. Continue reading

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The Place of Abundance

Sometimes the road to the place of abundance is a very difficult one.  Often it calls for a time of testing and refinement.  The psalmist looks at the difficult road they have been on and calls the people to “bless the Lord.”  Why? Because God has taken them through the time of testing without allowing their feet to slip and he has brought them out to a place of abundance. Continue reading

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Resting Between His Shoulders

Moses throughout his life was one to bless others. The end of his life was no different. Here we see the various blessings he gives to the different tribes. Continue reading

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Priestly Duties

With all the struggles and difficulties life brings we all stand in need of blessing. Continue reading

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The Blessing of Wisdom

The Proverbs present practical wisdom for everyday living. To apply these principles to life brings great blessing (3:13). The writer mentions some of those blessings: “long life are in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace” (16-17). Continue reading

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Remember the children’s story about the tortoise and the hare?  The slow and steady tortoise won the race. When it comes to reading the scripture the same principle is true. It is good to take it slow and meditate on the scripture. Notice that the blessing here is for the one who takes the time not only to read but also to meditate on the scripture all day long. Continue reading

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The Worthy Lamb

In Chapter 5 and 6, the spotlight of heaven is focused squarely on the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ. The scroll whose seals would bring forth the judgment of God upon the earth needed to be opened. The wrongs must be righted. Justice must be brought for the sin of man. But who is worthy to open the scroll? Continue reading

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