Genesis 47:7 KJV
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
Hebrews 7:7 says that without contradiction, the less is blessed of the better. It was understood that the one with the higher rank offered the blessing to the one of lesser rank. In this case it was Jacob's age that gave him rank.
So the question comes to my mind whether we ever have a right to offer blessings to God. Rather, we are in desperate need of God's blessing. A popular conservative personality known as Wild Bill for America recently changed the conclusion of his Youtube broadcasts from "God bless America again" to "America, bless God again." I generally enjoy his program but have pause to wonder if he is not terribly mistaken with this change.
Whatever Americans are up to, we need His blessing. We need His
- Favor and
- Kindness and
extended toward us.
needs Gods blessing. God does not need ours.