“They shouted, "Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD!” (John 12:13 NLT)
The Lord is blessed--divine, holy, and glorified. Jesus, who came in the name of the Lord is also blessed--honored, sanctified, and consecrated. Those who know God acknowledge His sacred reputation.
When things are going well, it is natural to honor God. When a prayer is answered, a loved one is healed, an impossible problem is resolved, we are eager to exalt and thank God. However, when things don’t work out according to our vision, any mention of God feels unsympathetic. That is why we rarely hear songs of praise being sung at funerals. The Blessed One remains unchanged, no matter what the circumstances.
Lord, You are holy, exalted, and honorable. Help me to glorify you in the way I respond to every situation.