PS 24 5

Psalm 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

I understand this is going to sound silly but the first thing I hear reading this is “Go with my blessing and take my Son with you.”

We can confuse blessing with grace and they are similar in that they come from God. Grace is imparted because of who God is in your relationship. It has nothing to do with the amount of effort you put into that relationship. Grace is unmerited favor. I find that blessing come from doing things with my Lord. If we only look at the effort we can easily overlook the blessing that flows out of it.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Doxology written by Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken was always part of our church services. Just singing it lifted up our spirits. It might have been performed out of ritual but it wormed its way into our hearts and changed the hearts and minds of those who sang it. It blessed us richly.

Perhaps that is as good a reason to attach blessing with the effort of the doing. God is glorified and He smiles down on His children. Not everything has to be deeply profound. Sometimes the scriptures remind you of a time when you were blessed just being in the presence of the Lord.

Who is righteous?

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

This righteousness found in us is Christ, if we be found in Christ and Christ in us.

That is such a blessing.

One thought on “PS 24 5”

  1. We used to sing
    “Times of refreshing here in Your presence, no greater blessing than being with you. My soul is restored, my mind is renewed; there’s no greater joy, Lord, than being with You.”

    I wish we still sang it.

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