Scripture— Numbers 6:22-27
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,” (Numbers 6:22-23)
Today Christians all over the world will gather to worship God. Many will receive a closing blessing in worship through the words that Aaron and his sons spoke over Israel: “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee…”
What is this blessing that God puts on us? First, we receive the blessing of God’s protection and keeping. This is something we need in the wilderness of life. Life is full of trials, heat, hunger, and death. How good it is to hear God say that He will keep us!
Second, we receive the blessing of God’s pardon. Another way of saying that God’s face shines on us, is to say that His Face lights up with delight. This is true because of Jesus. His Face shines on us in grace.
Third, we receive the blessing of God’s peace. When our face is turned away from someone else, it is often a sign of tension. But when our face is turned toward another, it is a sign of peace. God’s blessing on us is that His Face will be turned in our direction so that we will know peace with Him.
We must remember that these are not wishes – but blessings. They are true for us because of Christ. In Jesus Christ, we are kept, forgiven, and restored to peace with God.
Receive and believe his blessings today!
Prayer: Dear Father, we thank You that as we make our way through life’s ups and downs, we have Your blessings through Christ. Help us to believe it. For Jesus’ sake, Amen