Where Does Saying “God Bless You” Come From?


Where does the saying “God bless you” come from? What about where “good bye” comes from?Blessing Others Jesus said “bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:28) so asking for God’s blessing on someone is nothing new. Blessings were a part of the patriarchal heritage in Ancient Israel, going all the way back to Noah and Abraham, even before Israel came to exist as a nation. In the beginning, “God blessed them” and told them “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters … [Read more...]

What Does The Right Hand Symbolize or Mean In The Bible?


Is there special meaning or significance to the “right hand” in Scripture? What does the right hand symbolize? The Hand of Authority You’ve probably heard the phrase “he’s my right hand man” but where does this phrase come from? I believe it comes from the Bible. This words “right hand” occurs 166 times in the Bible so it is no accident that the words “right hand” has significant meaning. God inspired Isaiah to write “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Blessings

We are blessed by God in so many ways.  What are some of the top Bible verses on blessings?  What is your favorite?Blessings from God All good things come from God and so when we receive blessings why shouldn’t we thank Him for them?  In the Bible we can find the word “blessings” over seven thousand times so it is hard to decide which seven Bible verses about blessings are my favorites.  Here are those Bible verses on blessings which stand out to me.Numbers 6:24-26 “The LORD bless you … [Read more...]