“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
After dedicating the Levites and the Kohathites to the work of in the tabernacle, God gave a few simple rules in dealing with each other. Now He gives a blessing that Aaron and his sons were to proclaim over the people. God gave specific ways to bless them.
People like to look at blessings as only material blessings or the removal of any problems. God, however, looks at a real blessing as something different. The best blessing a person can receive is God’s favor and grace on him.
Getting things can be a blessing at the moment, but may become a curse later on. Getting a brand new car can look good, but then the cost of insurance gets you and becomes a curse. Getting a brand new home is great, but then the high cost of property taxes crushes you.
Removal of a problem can appear to be a blessing at the moment, but it removes some growth that God may want in your life.
The real blessings that God is having the priests proclaim over the people is His presence, grace and favor with them. If God is on your side, it does not matter who is against you.
God’s peace is a peace that the world cannot give. It is a peace in spite of all problems.
God’s grace will overcome any shortfalls you have in your life.
When God’s face is shining on you, you will know that He is aware of where you are and what you are going through. He is right there by your side, through everything in your life.
You know that when you trust in Jesus for your salvation, He will keep you. The only way you will lose is if you walk away from Him and reject Him. Until then, you will be saved for all eternity.
As you speak words to other people, speak these words. Give them this blessing that God has given you. This shows God’s love for a person.
Who can you bless today?
I pray today that you will know the blessings you have in Jesus; that God will bless and keep you; that God will shine His face on you; that you will know God’s grace; that you will know God’s peace for you; and that you will bless others as you have been blessed.