Numbers 6:22-26 And the Lord spoke to Moses saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.’ “
This was an instruction that the Lord gave to the priests whenever God’s people gathered together. He said, I want you to pronounce this blessing on them every time you gather together.
“The Lord bless you and keep you.”
God was declaring through His priests that things will go well in the life of His people: in good health, a sound mind, good relationships, their businesses going well, their children happy and respectful, favor that surrounds them. He was also saying that He would be their Protector. They wouldn’t have to be afraid of being robbed, swindled, kidnapped, or manipulated; they wouldn’t have to watch their backs because He was the One watching over them.
Doesn’t that take a whole load of stress off of you when you know that there is Someone Who knows everything and is doing all that for you? It’s a promise He declared over His people! And it applies to you, those who belong to Him, the righteous in Christ Jesus.
“I receive Your Blessing in my life. I thank You for all the good things You have poured out on me. Thank You that You are continually watching over me and keeping me and all that I have, safe and protected. Thank You for going ahead of me so that I don’t have to worry about my tomorrows, they are in Your hands. Thank You for all of these, in Jesus’ Name, amen!”
(Part 1 of a series )