by Tammy Phillips
August 6, 2021

The word “blessed” has gained new meaning to me.  The word of God is so rich.  Often, we think we know what a word means but, when we discover what it truly and fully means, it is a light bulb moment.  Blessed is the Hebrew word: ‘ešer: happy.  It is derived from: ‘āšar, meaning:

  • To be prosperous
  • To be straight
  • To be upright
  • To be erect
  • To be right
  • To be level
  • To be happy
  • To go forward
  • To be on the right way 

Additionally, the implied meaning could mean aligned, centered and plumb.  Everywhere the word “blessed” is used in the scripture below, one can replace it with any of the words listed above.  I love it.  Being out of line can wreak havoc on any given situation. Walking in the blessing is straight up happiness.

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.
(Psalm 1:1 NKJV)

Behold, happy is the man…

…whom God corrects. 
Therefore, do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. (Job 5:17 NKJV)

Blessed is he…

…Whose transgression is forgiven,
…Whose sin is covered. (Psalm 32:1)

Blessed is the man…

…to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,
…and in whose spirit, there is no deceit. (Psalm 32:2 NKJV)

Blessed is the nation…

…Whose God [is] the LORD. (Psalm 33:12 NKJV)Blessed is the man…
…who trusts in Him! (Psalm 34:8 NKJV)

Blessed is the man…

…Whose strength is in You,
…Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. (Psalm 84:5)

Blessed is the man…

…Who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:12 NKJV)

Blessed are those…

…Who keep justice and
…Who does righteousness at all times! (Psalm 106:3 NKJV)

Blessed is the man…

…Who fears the LORD,
…Who delights greatly in His commandments. (Psalm 112:1 NKJV)

Blessed are those…

…Who keep His testimonies,
…Who seek Him with the whole heart! (Psalm 119:2 NKJV) 

Blessed is everyone…

…Who fears the LORD,
…Who walks in His ways. (Psalm 128:1 NKJV)

Happy is the man…

…Who finds wisdom
…Who gains understanding. (Proverbs 3:13 NKJV)

Blessed are those…

…Who keep My ways. (Proverbs 8:32)

Blessed is the man…

…Who listens to me,
…Watching daily at my gates,
…Waiting at the posts of my doors. (Proverbs 8:34 NKJV)

Happy is the man…

…Who is always reverent,  But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. (Proverbs 28:14 NKJV)

I enCOURAGE you to count your blessings.  Walk in your blessings.  Be thankful. Be grateful. I enCOURAGE you to be obedient to the word of God and BE BLESSED. 

“The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you And give you peace.” ‘ (Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV)



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