“The Holy One, Blessed is He!”

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Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2.

Bless, barach-Strong’s #1288. To speak a blessing, to salute, congratulate, thank, praise; to kneel down. Barach is the root word from which baruch (“blessed one”) and barachah (“blessing”) are derived.

A big hint here is the word Berech, “Knee,” is said to be the source of these words. Throughout the O.T. one got down on his knees to receive words of blessing, whether to God in heaven or to the king on his throne. From God’s perspective He is the Blesser, the One who gives the ability to live a rich, full, and abundant life.

In the big inning, (Genesis) God the Creator after having created man and woman immediately blessed them (Gen. 1:28). God’s promises to them that are obedient are to this day spoken by ministers of God’s Word…

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