As one blogger pointed out, last year when a person sneezed, “god bless you” was a common response. No longer is a sneeze okay. But the question is: When a person says, “god bless you,” of whom is that person speaking?
“Lord help us!” a person might say. Which lord. How about lord krishna, of India?
Some Bibles help us in this way: LORD used in all caps refers to the Name of the God of Israel.
In Psalm 20, in the first verse, King David identifies G-d, of Whom he speaks as he requests assistance on our behalf, as the God of Jacob. Fairly specific, without using an actural name, however.
In Psalm 91, verse 14, the G-d of Israel says: “I will protect them because they know My Name.”
Do you know the Name of the G-d of Israel?
I pray on behalf of those who know the Name of the Master of the Universe, the God of Jacob:
1May the L-RD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the G-d of Jacob protect you!
2May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
3May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
6Now I know that the L-RD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
9O L-RD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.
The L-RD bless you and protect you!
The L-RD deal kindly and graciously with you!
The L-RD bestow His favor upon you and grant you peace!