How many times do we get used to hearing a phrase thrown around that we might stop to ask ourselves what it truly means? We hear things said, such as “I am blessed,” or “God has blessed me.” Maybe we even say this ourselves; but what is God’s blessing exactly? Is it material wealth? Is it anything good that happens to us? Is it just the things we are thankful for?
It is right to give God credit for everything good in our lives. James 1:17 tells us that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” He deserves all the glory for what we have and enjoy, but God’s blessings are so much more than what we see and experience on this earth! To understand God’s blessing, we need to take a look at the Bible to guide us.
Here are 20 BIble verses about God’s blessing that show us how He blesses us materially and spiritually, and that Jesus Christ as our atonement for sin is the ultimate blessing God has given to all. May these Scripture quotes increase your faith and trust in our Lord!
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Bible Verses about Material Blessings
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.
Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.
Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
2. Psalm 133
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity... For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
4. Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground, within the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."
7. Psalm 34:8-9
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you. None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
Bible Verses about Blessings in Disguise
Jesus teaches on blessings that don’t always sound like blessings, but they are tied to heavenly rewards!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.”
10. Luke 6:20-22
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!
Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven.”
11. Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
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Scripture Quotes about Jesus the Ultimate Blessing for All
12. Acts 3:25-26
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”
13. Galatians 3:8-9
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
14. Ephesians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
15. Proverbs 16:20
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
16. Psalm 119:1-3
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
17. Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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Scripture and Prayer for God’s Blessing
18. Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
19. Psalm 67:1
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us…
20. Psalm 90:1
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.
I bless you and offer up all praise, honor, and glory to you. Thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed on my life. I know my life is not perfect, but over and over again you have provided the daily blessings of food, clothing, friends, and family. At times I feel like I am missing something, but your Word shows me so many ways that any earthly suffering I experience for your sake will be a greater blessing for your kingdom.
Thank you for the ultimate blessing of Jesus Christ, my Savior. He came to earth, died, and rose again that I could turn from my sins and be forgiven. Thank you that I can spend eternity with you because of this blessing. I pray that you would guide me in loving and obeying your Word and in sharing the blessing of Jesus Christ with others.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Dr. Tony Evans says in his commentary that blessings, like those in the Beatitudes in Luke 6, are “expressions of divine favor and kingdom benefits that would come to Jesus’ followers.” We can experience blessing even in our earthly woes by exchanging them for victory in the kingdom of God. Merriam Webster gives one definition for “blessing” as a thing conducive to happiness or welfare, but we cannot assume that God is withholding blessing when we lack something we want. Ultimately, God’s blessings are not just tied to this earth but are attached to seeking first His kingdom. Only when we find our fulfillment in God will we find true blessing.
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Originally published Wednesday, 08 July 2020.