12 Incredible Bible Verses About Blessings

12 Incredible Bible Verses About Blessings

God, in His infinite love for us, grants us countless blessings. 

If you’re going through a tough time or just want to be reminded of everything you have to be thankful for, it can be a great idea to read the Bible to remind yourself of all the blessings that we receive as a result of God’s grace and love. 

12 Incredible Bible Verses About Blessings

We’ve collected some of the best Bible verses about blessings here so you can feel happy in the knowledge that the world is full of God’s love!  All the quotations in this article are from the English Standard Version.

1. Matthew 5:4

““Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

This is a really important verse from the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that’s easy to misunderstand.  When Jesus talks about mourning in this verse, he’s not talking about mourning someone who’s passed away – most scholars of the Bible agree that he’s talking about people who are suffering from oppression. 

So what he’s telling us is that even if we have burdens in our lives that feel impossible to bear, we are never without hope.  Just the opposite, in fact. 

God’s love will always be there to console us in this world, and we will find even greater consolation for eternity with God in heaven.

Another thing that people sometimes don’t quite understand about this verse is what it means to be blessed.  It doesn’t mean that we’ll be happy, necessarily – people who are mourning aren’t happy.  It also doesn’t mean that we’ll receive any kind of material rewards, like money or success with our endeavours in this world. 

It means that those who mourn are fortunate because they are loved by God and their mourning will be heard and consoled by Him.

2. Romans 12:14

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.”

Not all Bible verses about blessings are about what we receive from God.  Others, like this one, are an important reminder to us to do our own part in making this world a better place.  Jesus Himself, in Matthew 5:44, tells us that we should love our enemies and bless those who curse us. 

The same idea is expressed in this verse.  Forgiveness and turning the other cheek is a central part of Christ’s message to us.  It’s not always easy, of course, and as humans, we can never be perfect, but following this teaching as best we can will help us to improve the world around us by spreading God’s love.

3. James 1:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

In this verse, James is warning us that we shouldn’t be tricked into turning away from God.  If we start being too attached to the things we own, or too unhappy because of the things we don’t own, we might start to think that God doesn’t provide for us, and that only we can do that. 

When he talks about “variation”, he’s talking about the tendency we can sometimes have to think that God has turned against us when things don’t go our way. 

But this isn’t so!  God never changes and is always good.  James reminds us that all the good things we have are thanks to God and so that, even in hard times, God is still fighting for us and that we must remain faithful to Him.

4. Philippians 4:19

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

This is another verse that’s sometimes misunderstood.  Paul is addressing the Philippians here, and he is telling them that they will be given what they “need” because they give generously.  It’s important to realize that “need” here doesn’t refer to material things like money. 

What we need is not the same thing as what we want.  What Paul is saying is that Christ to provide for the Phillipians, they would never be lacking in what they truly need.  The same is true for us.

5. Malachi 3:10

“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”

This verse is sometimes cited by those who argue that God makes promises of wealth and success on Earth to Christians.  However, what is often forgotten is that God is talking specifically to the nation of Israel in this verse.  The context is the covenant that was created between God and the nation of Israel, and so does not apply to those outside that covenant. 

However, the verse is still a good reminder that we should always work for God’s will, rather than our own goals.

6. Genesis 22:17

“I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,”

This verse is a beautiful reminder that we should always trust in what God has planned for us and what He commands us to do.  It comes after Abraham has just passed a great test from God by offering to sacrifice his son, Isaac. 

He is conflicted, but his relationship with God has shown him that God will always do what is right, even if it seems impossible to understand for us human beings. 

God provides an animal sacrifice instead, sparing Isaac.  What we should learn from this is that trusting and following God, no matter how difficult it may be, will earn us rewards greater than anything possible without God.

7. Revelation 2:10

“Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

This is another verse that we can turn to in times of suffering.  Here, Jesus is saying that no matter what terrible things happen to us, there will be comfort for us from Christ.  It can be easy to become disenchanted with our religion when life deals us a tough hand.  It can sometimes seem like God either doesn’t care about us or has forgotten us, but that’s never true. 

As long as we keep our faith and remain loyal for our whole lives, in both good times and bad, we will be rewarded by Christ with eternal life.  It’s important to remember that this means that there is no guarantee that we won’t suffer just because we’re Christians.  What is guaranteed is that we’ll be rewarded for our faith.

8. Hebrews 6:7

“For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.”

This is another verse that is sometimes misunderstood.  The talk of land and crops here is a metaphor for faith in God.  A field that produces a harvest of useful crops is blessed, but a field that only grows weeds is not.  The field filled with weeds represents a follower of God who has started to doubt or disobey Him and whose faith is not wholehearted.  Someone like this can’t have their faith fully restored by other people. 

What’s needed is an intervention from divine judgement.  In the metaphor, this is what a farmer does too, by burning the weeds away to restore the field to its healthy, productive state. 

It’s important to remember that this restoration is the point of the judgement – it’s not purely to punish the person, but to put them on the road to recovery and improvement.

9. Proverbs 28:20

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.”

There are a few things to understand in this verse.  First of all, what’s meant by “faithful”?  You might expect that it means faith in God, and it does, but in a less direct way than you might think.  The other way to understand “faithfulness” here is as a way of describing a person who is honest and dependable. 

Someone who lives this way can be contrasted with someone who “hastens to be rich”.  The point here isn’t that it’s wrong to want or have money.  What’s being criticized is the way a desperate desire to get money quickly will harm a person’s judgment, expose them to all kinds of sinful temptations, and cause them to forget the things that truly matter in life. 

It’s far better to live an upstanding life with moderate comfort than to get rich by any means.  The reward for living an honest and upstanding life is far greater than any amount of money – an eternity by God’s side, as well as the satisfaction of living a good life.

10. Proverbs 10:7

“The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.”

This verse connects pretty well with the last one.  While that one was about the way we live, this one is about how we’ll be remembered for how we live.  Basically, if we live honest lives in which we are upstanding and honor God, then we’ll leave behind a great legacy. 

People will remember how we lived and the blessings we gained as a result.  On the other hand, if we live wicked lives, then all we leave behind is a legacy of corruption.  This is how we will be known and remembered forever. 

Think of the cruel, greedy businessman Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  He was shown how people would remember him after he died and discovered that nobody would care about his death at all because he was remembered as a corrupt, wicked man. 

This inspired him to change his ways and to treat everyone around him with kindness, securing himself a legacy to be proud of.

11. 2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

This is another verse to remind us that God will always be there to provide for us.  In particular, this verse is reminding us of the importance of giving what we can to help others.  We might sometimes worry that if we give to others, we won’t have enough left for ourselves. 

However, trusting God to give us what we need while also giving to others isn’t just a way of being charitable, but is also a way of showing our faith in God. 

As Christians, we shouldn’t give because some rule tells us that we should.  Actually, it’s better if we give because we have generosity in our hearts and are full of love for our fellow human beings. 

Always remember that God has given us all things forever through Christ so that no matter what we give, we will always be blessed with what we need to do what God needs us to do.  Trust in God’s grace and His plan!

12. John 20:29

“Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.””

In this famous verse, Jesus is speaking to His disciples after His resurrection.  At first, they were skeptical that it was really Him and that He had really returned to life, even though Jesus had predicted it before his crucifixion. 

They, and Thomas in particular, would not believe the words of others who had seen Him alive again until they saw Him themselves. 

That’s why this verse is such an important one to think about.  Thomas and the other disciples were lucky to have had the chance to see Jesus in person before they’d believe in his resurrection, but we haven’t been able to do that.  We believe in Christ and his resurrection regardless. 

The point here isn’t that believing without proof is better, but that not everybody will be able to have the same amount of evidence. 

Whatever God has chosen to give us should be enough for us; He had a good reason for choosing what to show us. 

So, we who, as Christians, believe on the basis of the evidence that God gives to us are blessed and will receive eternal life.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading these incredible and beautiful verses about blessings.  The blessings we receive as Christians come in all kinds, sometimes when we’re expecting them and sometimes when we’re not. 

As a parting thought to take away, remember that blessings are not just things that are owed to us. 

They’re given to us by God’s amazing grace and they require us to live humble, upright lives in which we obey God and honor Him and each other.

Robert Merchfield
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