God’s children, both the leaders and the flock, should bless others.  The word for bless in the New Testament, has the idea of speaking well of.  So when we bless, we are not doing some miraculous deed, but obeying Christ’s instructions in our manner of living and speaking.  Consider the usage of the word in the New Testament:

Luke 6:27-28:

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  (28)  bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Acts 3:26:

God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

Romans 12:14:

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

1 Corinthians 4:12:

and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

Hebrews 6:13-14:

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,  (14)  saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.”

James 3:8-10:

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.  (9)  With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.  (10)  From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

1 Peter 3:9:

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

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