Originally posted at http://www.roberlain.wordpress.com – Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7
The Lord Jesus is the most glorious, blessed, resurrected one. We use his name in blessings, saying “Lord bless you”. He is one who delights to bless his people and we in turn delight to bless him for his blessedness.
But it’s not just Christ who’s blessed. When people are a blessing, other people are more likely to bless them in return. Blessings are infectious. As Boaz blessed his workers, so they blessed him in return and in doing so multiplied his blessings.
When we love someone, we often say, “Oh bless him (or her)”. When we hear of how others have blessed others, we bless them for their goodness. The wicked on the other hand are a blot on the face of the earth. Their only concern is to bless themselves, not anyone else.
The wicked are like bad apples. If they’re not rooted out and thrown away they will infect the whole barrel. They might be in to self promotion, but their evil deeds follow them, and people will choose to forget the blight that they were in the lives of others.
“Dear Lord, let me be good, and a blessing to others as Christ is. Please don’t let me be evil and rotten, someone who people would rather forget. In Christ’s name, amen”