The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, “This is how you are to bless the Israelites. 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 turn his face toward you and give you peace.”‘
So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27
When I read these words, my heart was overjoyed to know how much God desires to bless us. The Israelites were being given God’s strict orders for the conduct of their lives yet God did not want to burden them with heavy laws alone. Above all, He wanted them to know how much He loved them and how He desired to bless them. The depth of God’s heart is found in the conclusion of His words in this chapter. His blessing would not only make His peoples’ faces light up with joy and peace but it would put His very name on them!
Have you thought about how wonderful His blessings are? They imprint us with His very name. We carry His name, His very presence with us, as we are showered with His blessings.
Let’s rejoice today in whatever circumstances we find ourselves for our great God loves us enough to stamp us with His blessed name.
From My Heart To Yours,
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