– trust Him
“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” Psalm 2:12
“…let all those rejoice, who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:10-12
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:1-6
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You!” Psalm 84:10-11
“Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'” John 20:29
– have been forgiven and cleansed
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.” Psalm 32:1-2
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” Romans 4:7-8
“Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.” Romans 14:22
– know Jesus and are filled with His life
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
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 filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:3-11
– refuse to conform to the world
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither…” Psalm 1:3
– walk as pilgrims headed for His Kingdom
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:3-6
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.” Psalm 84:5
“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.” Psalm 89:15-16
“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways.” Psalm 128:1
– whose hope is in God
Happy is he… whose hope is in the Lord his God.” Psalm 146:5
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments.” Revelation 16:15…
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…” Revelation 14:13
“Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'” Revelation 19:9
“Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” Luke 14:15
“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6
Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life….” Revelation 22:14
– care for the poor and needy
Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” Psalm 41:1
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Matthew 25:34-36
– resist temptation
“…he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” James 1:25
“Indeed we count them blessed who endure.” James 5:11
– are not offended by His Truth and Will
“And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” Matthew 11:6
– bless Him
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies…” Psalm 103:1-5
“Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.
My lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer,
My shield and the One in whom I take refuge…” Psalm 144:1-2
“All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power,” Psalm 145:10
– delight in Him
“O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:4-8
The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.” Psalm 18:46
“For You have made him most blessed forever;
You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence. ” Psalm 21:6