Blessed Person, Characteristics

The Blessed Person
(Characteristics of)

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We all want a blessed life, to be a blessed person. Our walls, note cards, jewelry, clothes, and trinkets all carry this most beloved word. Yet do we take time to ask ourselves
1. What are blessings?
2. Are there requirements to receive certain blessings?
3. What makes a person blessed?

In many ways, we are already blessed…if there’s ANYTHING good in our lives, we’re blessed because anything good comes from the Father. At the same time, some blessings are not automatic. We need to position ourselves to receive God’s blessings and then carry them.

What I mean is: blessings can present themselves to us but we must be able to recognize them and have the emotional, mental, and spiritual capacity to receive them.

In other words, even if we can identify a blessing presenting itself to us, sometimes our woundings or prejudices result in our rejection of the very things we deeply desire. For example, a friendship that can greatly enhance your life presents itself but emotional woundings and insecurities result in internal thoughts that say you won’t be wanted. As a result, you consciously or subconsciously push those relationships away. This is just one example. First we need to realize that it is God’s heart to deeply bless us. It starts with believing in and knowing Jesus by being born again in our spirit. From there, God wants to build a blessed life in each of us.

In these verses, we look at the attitudes and choices we make that reveal the characteristics of one who lives in the blessings of the Lord.

Baruch Ata Adonai

This list is an ongoing project. I encourage you to grab a notebook and find scriptures on your own that reveal the characteristics of someone who lives a blessed life.

“Baruch”= [blessed] increase in joy & peace; To give honor (back to God) and a declaration of trust in Him.

3 John 1 [AMPC] Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.

The Blessed Person…

  1. Rejects bad advice
    • Psalm 1:1 How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked [CJB]
  2. Chooses Good Company
    • Psalm 1:1 [blessed are those who] don’t stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit! [CJB]
    • Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans, and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. [AMPC]
  3. Delights in God’s Word (specifically, His commandments)
    • Psalm 1:2 Their delight is in Adonai’s Torah [CJB]
    • Psalm 1:2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord… [AMPC]
  4. Ponders and studies the teachings of God
    • Psalm 1:2 …on His Torah they meditate day and night [CJB] (ponders by talking to himself)
  5. Doesn’t get their feathers ruffled easily
  6. Is strong and productive
  7. Does well with everything they do
    • Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams, they bear their fruit in season, their leaves never wither, everything they do succeeds. [CJB]
  8. Emotionally stable
    • Psalm 1:4 Not so the wicked, who are like chaff driven by the wind.
      • The idea in these first few verses of Psalm 1 is that wind blows away and disperses chaff – which has no root. A blessed person has roots. The wind, in general, has little to no impact on a deep-rooted and well-fed tree. Chaff is blown away by the slightest breeze. The depth of the roots, age of the tree, and abundance of water – all determine how much wind a tree can withstand. New/younger trees need support structures. But at some point, the support must be removed, or else it prevents the tree from growing strong. At this point, the roots and its source of water/food are what give the tree its strength.
  9. Are Righteous
    • For this reason the wicked won’t stand up to the judgment, nor will sinners at the gathers of the righteous. (Psalm 1:5 CJB)
    • For God watches over the way of the righteous (Psalm 1:6 CJB)
  10. Trust God
    • O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in him. (Psalm 2:12 AMPC)
  11. Godly
    • Understand that Adonai sets apart the godly person for himself. (Psalm 4:3)
    • For you, Adonai, bless the righteous; you surround them with favor like a shield (Psalm 5:12 CJB)
  12. Sleep peacefully
    • In peace, I will both lie down and sleep (Psalm 4:8 AMPC)
  13. Expect to hear from God
    • Adonai, in the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I lay my needs before You and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3 CJB)
  14. Doesn’t brag
    • Boasters can have no standing in Your sight. (Psalm 5:5 AMPC)
  15. Honest & Trustworthy
    • You destroy those who tell lies…and deceivers (Psalm 5:6)
  16. Guard their words carefully
    • For in their mouths is nothing sincere…their throats are open tombs, they flatter with their tongues. (Psalm 5:9 CJB)
  17. Have a heart of joy
  18. Love the name of God
  19. Take refuge in God/Find consolation in God (first)
    • But let all who take refuge in your rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. [Ps. 5:11 ESV]
    • O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me.
  20. Live righteously & with integrity
    • For you, Adonai, bless the righteous; you surround them with favor like a shield. [Ps. 5:12 CJB]; Ps 7:8
    • The Lord tests the righteous, (Ps 11:5)
    • For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. [Ps 11:7 ESV]
  21. Treat others well
    • O Lord my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice, if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause, then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. [Ps. 7:3-5 NLT]
  22. Pure heart
    • God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right. [Ps. 7:10 NLT]
  23. Repents
    • If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. [Ps. 7:12 NLT]
  24. Always thankful
    • I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. [Ps 7:17 ESV]
    • I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. [Ps. 9:1-2 ESV]
  25. Seek God
    • The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. [Ps. 9:9-10 NLT]