~ Who Can Bless Something Else? ~
Divine To Human ~ “And God blessed them (Adam and Eve), saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ So the evening and the morning were the fifth day” (Genesis 1:22-23). Other references include Genesis 1:22, 28, 12:3, 24:35; Job 42:12; Psalm 45:2, 104:24, 28; Matthew 5:44; Luke 11:9-13; and James 1:17.
Human To Divine ~ “And I [Abraham’s servant] bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son” (Genesis 24:48). Other references include Deuteronomy 8:10; Psalm 103:1-2 and Psalm 145:1-3.
Human To Human ~ “By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff” (Hebrews 11:21). Other references include Genesis 14:19, 49:1-28; Numbers 6:23-27; Deuteronomy 23:1-29, 27:12-26, 28:1, 68; Deuteronomy 33; Joshua 22:6-7;Luke 24:50; and Hebrews 7:1, 6-7.
Human To Inanimate ~ “Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:14-17).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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