his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who
forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life
from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who
satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the
The word bless is a two-edged sword, much like the love between a parent and child. There is no denying that a parent's love is usually reciprocated. It's just a different kind of love. The love of a parent for a child can be consuming, but it is definitely multi-faceted. It includes within it love of self and selfless love at the same time. It can be self-sacrificing. It is characterized by a fascination with watching the child and an appreciation of all the child does. But, the love of a child for a parent is not really characterized by any of these things. It is the result of being on the receiving end of all these benefits. A child loves their parent usually, because "he first loved me."
On the one side, to bless means for God or man to give a person some benefit. You can bless someone with your words, love, deeds, or possessions. God's blessings are rightfully pursued and of great benefit. But, it is childish in the above sense to seek his benefits without being aware of His hand that has given so much to us. On the other side, to bless God means to adore Him. We have no benefits to bestow but our love and adoration. This is again like a parent and child. The greatest gift a child can return to his parent is to love and honor the parent.
What can you bless the Lord with? Only you know.