(Proverbs 11:11 KJV) By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Are you old enough to remember the song “Make Me a Blessing?” I think the author of that song might have been reading this verse. I have thought of being a blessing, I never thought of being able to give a “blessing”(1293). This is a wild concept. If you have a Roman Catholic background you might be scratching your head and wondering what all the noise is about, you are used to the priest giving you a blessing. But this is saying that I can do it if I am “upright” (3477). Sometimes as school I will jokingly say, “Bless you, my child.” This is real.
This blessing can take many forms. We can call down blessings. We should more often. Have you ever called for a blessing on the town you live in?
Our actions are a blessing. Our simple presence can be a blessing. If a few of us had lived in Sodom, it would have been saved. Remember the conversation? Abraham argued God down to ten righteous people in Genesis 18:32. Picture that. If Sodom had contained just ten people like you it would have been spared. Of course that assumes you are upright. I guess all the churches in Sodom had relocated to the suburbs.
So? Be a blessing. Does your driving bless people? Do your work habits bless people? Give a blessing. Pray that God would move in your city, neighborhood, family. Let us change the world one blessing at a time.