Thursday, January 9, 2020

Blessings And Mercies And Grace

Blessings, do you see them when they are revealed? Do you need to change your focus?

This morning, during my quiet time, this verse really spoke to me. So, I decided to spend some time studying on it. One reason that it stood out is because I am studying on blessings, favor, grace. So when I read that the Lord "blesses the righteous " and He "surrounds them with favor" .... well, the verse just jumped out at me.

I decided to SOAP the verse for you.


Psalm 5:12 NIV 

Surely, Lord , you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Other Translations:  

Psalm 5:12 ESV 

For you bless the righteous, O Lord ; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 5:12 CEV 

Our Lord , you bless those who live right, and you shield them with your kindness.

Psalm 5:12 GNT 

You bless those who obey you, Lord ; your love protects them like a shield.


According to Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible (

The Lord blesses the righteous with forgiveness of sins
Blesses us with peace and prosperity
Blesses us with spiritual blessings, blessings of grace and glory in the hereafter
The Lord's grace and mercies are what encompass us
His grace and mercies flow and overflow, surrounding us on all sides
His grace and mercies are a shield protecting us from our enemies


I need to keep my focus on the Lord
I need to focus more on the blessings and grace that are being poured out upon me
I need to trust that Lord will guide my steps and protect me from harm



Dear Father, 

Thank you for all that you do for me. Father, I pray that you will help me to keep my focus on you. Help me to focus more on the blessings that are being revealed to me. Help me to trust that you are always there guiding each step that I take. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Personal prayer: 

Dear Father, 

I pray that you will bless ______ and surround ______ with your favor like a shield ( Psalm 5:12 ). In Jesus' name, Amen. 

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Blessings, do you see them when they are revealed?
Do you need to change your focus?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

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