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Can A Man Bless God ? by datguru: 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2015
I've heard some people while praying and they'd say " Oh God I bless you or I bless your Holy name". So I'm confused and my question is " CAN A MAN BLESS GOD "

We all know what blessing means, in lay man's understanding it means "adding to some one or something". So literally someone can bless you (add to) with money, house, cars e.t.c . What can we bless God with when he has everything including you

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by elantraceey(f): 11:39pm On Feb 14, 2015
There was a time i pondered on this.
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by isan(m): 11:41pm On Feb 14, 2015
Prayer and prayer,prayer and unlimited prayer
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by asadike(f): 11:46pm On Feb 14, 2015
Yes u can. What u give is what u will receive. Blessing God is just like praising God, adoring him and worshipping him. Some people do curse God which makes satan happy while others do d opposite and dat makes God happy. Try blessing God in an unfortunate situation and watch him pour out his blessings upon u in return.

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by Cutehector(m): 11:49pm On Feb 14, 2015
As in eh. All dese pentecostals wey dey create song anyhow. Lol one other song dat makes me laff is dis one. Ancient of days, as old as you are, as old as you are, you will never change. Loooooool. Remember wen a grown up kid is very stubborn and d mother wil reprimand him and she is like u dis boy, as old as u r eh, u will neva change. Loolz.
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by Cutehector(m): 11:51pm On Feb 14, 2015
asadike:
Yes u can. What u give is what u will receive. Blessing God is just like praising God, adoring him and worshipping him. Some people do curse God which makes satan happy while others does d oppOsite.
hmm. I wonder how a creature wil bless his creator.

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by twosquare(m): 11:52pm On Feb 14, 2015
datguru:
I've heard some people while praying and they'd say " Oh God I bless you or I bless your Holy name". So I'm confused and my question is " CAN A MAN BLESS GOD "

We all know what blessing means, in lay man's understanding it means "adding to some one or something". So literally someone can bless you (add to) with money, house, cars e.t.c . What can we bless God with when he has everything including you
Yes. Psalm 103.....we can bless God...asadike gave a perfect view of what blessing also entails....blessing is not cash, land, properties..... it is worship, having regard and reverence for the Almighty. it is proclaiming His dominion, what He stands for, who He is. Bless the LORD O' my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name...selah! smiley

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by asadike(f): 12:02am On Feb 15, 2015
Cutehector:
hmm. I wonder how a creature wil bless his creator.
yes he created us for a purpose. If u really respect God u will bless him. When u say honor to u o lord, u are really blessing him. If job's wife can ask him to curse God and die. What stop people from doing d opposite?
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by Cutehector(m): 12:04am On Feb 15, 2015
asadike:
yes he created us for a purpose. If u really respect God u will bless him. When u say honor to u o lord, u are really blessing him. If job's wife can ask him to curse God and die. What stop people from doing d opposite?
still dnt get it.
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by uboma(m): 1:43am On Feb 15, 2015
Cutehector:
hmm. I wonder how a creature wil bless his creator.


I have always wondered same too.

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by datguru: 3:48am On Feb 15, 2015
I'm not satisfied with this, I need answers

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by kingjay1: 2:25pm On Jul 05, 2019
Do not be deceived, you can never bless God.

To Bless is to Help, Strengthen or make someone or something Better off.

This is what happens when God blesses man but all we can give back is gratitude in form Thanksgiving and praise.

But we can never Help God, Strengthen God or Make God Better.... Not At All.
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by olamilekan85: 9:19am On Nov 09, 2021
Bro am strongly with you, you can never bless God, even when we pray, we are doing it for our own good, it neither add nor does it reduce anything from God. If we praise him we do that to seek his favors not to increase him in anything, blessing means being increased with something,having an addition to whatever you own/have. God pls bless me i can't bless you, I worship and praise your name lobatan
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by olamilekan85: 9:20am On Nov 09, 2021
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To Bless is to Help, Strengthen or make someone or something Better off.

This is what happens when God blesses man but all we can give back is gratitude in form Thanksgiving and praise.

But we can never Help God, Strengthen God or Make God Better.... Not At All.[/quote]

Bro am strongly with you, you can never bless God, even when we pray, we are doing it for our own good, it neither add nor does it reduce anything from God. If we praise him we do that to seek his favors not to increase him in anything, blessing means being increased with something,having an addition to whatever you own/have. God pls bless me i can't bless you, I worship and praise your name lobatan
Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by josephoseij: 7:12am On May 22, 2022
I agree with the last speaker. Man cannot bless God. The main reason is that Hebrews 7:7 states categorically that without any exception or any doubt. It is always the lesser who is blessed by the greater. Find below 3 different versions of this text:
a) Without all (or any) contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. [KJV]
b) Without a doubt the inferior is blessed by the superior (CSB)
c) It is beyond any dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. (ESV)

Given all the above and similar versions of Hebrews7:7, it must be obvious that no human being can bless God since God is by definition superior to everyone, and everyone is inferior to God. The emphasis placed on this statement is intended for us to consider it as a fundamental principle comparable to an axiom in mathematics or logic. The author of Hebrews applies this principle in arguing that because the Patriarch Abracham paid a tithe or 10% tribute to Melchizedek (a priest of the Most High), who is a representation of the Lord Jesus Christ, Christ is superior to Abraham, and Christ's covenant is equally superior to Abraham's covenant. Hebrews 7: 1-6.

The claim that man can bless God is therefore not only a violation of this fundamental principle, but a logical contradiction in terms, and the height of human arrogance; if not claimed out of ignorance or a mistake, but intentionally.

But if so, why do we find so many references to man blessing God in the Old Testament, especially in the Psalms such as Psalm 103:1-3? "Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me. Bless his holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul, and forget not his benefits." There are at least 36 of such references to man blessing God in the Psalms and other parts of the O.T.
Error Theory:
They are however based on a wrong translation and therefore not intended to violate the fundamental Principle in Hebrew 7:7 or to claim superiority to God. Historically, most of the English versions of the Bible we use were translated from the Septuagint (or Greek version of the original Hebrew text called Masoretic text). In the Septuagint the Greek word for bless is euangelou, which literally means "I speak well of." So, the translation should be "bless" when God is speaking well of man, and "praise," when man is speaking well of God as in honoring him for his grace and mercy. This sort of context-dependent translation should be preferred over the literal translation which is responsible for the misleading translation. Fortunately, most of the new translations such as NIV, ESV, Good News, Living Bible etc. have already replaced bless with praise or honor in Psalm 103 and similar passages throughout the Bible.

Thanks for your attention. God bless you for your humility!

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Re: Can A Man Bless God ? by AntiChristian: 8:00am On May 22, 2022
This are part of the abuses directed to God in Christianity. God is free of wants and needs! Who can bless Him?

Some say God is faithful! Nonsense!

Some call him weird names.

Ancient of ages! Can you call your dad by that?

Rock of ages! I mean igneous rock or what?

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