DailyDevotion

Read: Numbers 6:1-27

Focus:
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 24-26

The word Nazarite signifies separation. Some were appointed of God, before their birth, to be Nazarites for life, as Samson and John the Baptist. But, in general, it was a vow of separation from the world and was only for a certain period of time. If you read today’s scripture verses you can attest to the fact that being a Nazarite came with lots of rules and regulations. There were lots of hoops to jump through. Lots of to do’s and what not to do’s.

I am so glad that God knew that man could not fulfill the law and that through  the sacrifice of his son, Jesus Christ, the law no longer binds us. We can come with our brokenness, confess our sins and be made new morning by morning.

I have always loved verses 24-26. As a kid I heard it every Sunday at the end of worship service. The pastor would always pray this blessing on our congregation.

24 The LORD bless you

and keep you;

25 the LORD make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

26 the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

I have never forgotten those words. As a young kid I had no idea that it was actually scripture, but found it to be words that I really loved to hear (even though it was every week).

In the book of Numbers the priests were to solemnly bless the people in the name of the Lord. To be under the almighty protection of God; to enjoy His favor as the smile of a loving Father, or as the cheering beams of the sun; while He mercifully forgives our sins, supplies our wants, consoles the heart, and prepares us by His grace for eternal glory.

So I will end with this, my prayer, for you today:

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.”

Selah…..

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