We often use the phrase, “God bless you”. It’s an acknowledgment that there is a need for God’s provision, protection and presence in each of our lives.
However, when we “bless God”, we come up short because our power to provide or protect Him doesn’t
So what does the psalmist mean in Ps 134, “Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!”? (Ps 134:1, 2)
John Piper writes, “To bless God means to recognize His great richness, strength, and gracious bounty and to express our gratitude and delight in seeing and experiencing it.”
Essentially, it always being grateful for all He has done, is doing and will do.
In confusing times, thank Him.
In challenging times, thank Him.
In sparse times, thank Him.
In painful times, thank Him.
In weak times, thank Him.
In weary times, thank Him.
And, in good, meaningful, growing times, thank Him.
You fill in the blank . . . and thank Him.
Take a moment to “lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!”