Blessing the Heart of God (Part 2)
How can I bless the LORD?
In Psalm 103, David proclaimed that he would bless the LORD by not forgetting His benefits and by proclaiming His goodness. This is not all that he mentions though. At the end of the chapter, He sums everything up with the following passage:
20 Bless the LORD, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
The word angels here mean messengers. It does not just refer to the flying angels from heaven. We are called on as the messengers of God, His hosts, and the work of His hands to excel in strength. To hear, and then do, His word. We are to minister to Him and then minister for Him to others. We are to bless The LORD by “doing His pleasure” anywhere where He has dominion.
As children of God, the first place that He should have dominion is in our hearts and lives. The prayer of our hearts should be to continually Bless His name. We must then strive with all that is in us to see this kingdom dominion spread to all around us.
As David so beautifully put it,
“I will bless the LORD at all times,
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
Pastor Ed Brewer