Every action of humans is directed towards happiness and flourishing. Looking at key biblical words, this article shows that true flourishing and well-being can be found only in relationship with God and through alignment with his kingdom. The concepts of peace, blessedness, and completeness point to this conclusion.
The doctrine of divine blessedness has been objected to on the grounds that to call God blessed is pagan. This article shows that using the term does not mean that Christians have taken on its pagan meaning. Instead, Christians use it in a way that shows how God is distinguished from other gods, since He is Triune and engaged in history.
Looking at 1 Timothy 1:11, this article show what it means to speak about divine blessedness. Lamenting the loss of the blessedness of God in modern theology, the article calls for the rediscovery of this truth. The concept of a blessed God sums up the divine attributes of God, provides a bridge to the Trinity, and helps to interpret the anthropomorphisms of scripture.