In a church I used to attend, the Sunday morning service would end with the reading of a blessing. It was a blessing in the form of a prayer or a declaration, a blessing given to remind us of the great favor and goodness of God. I loved that moment in our worship time – and in many other churches, pastors send off their congregations with a blessing of some kind as well.
My favorite blessing is the one taught to Aaron in Numbers chapter six – it has everything we need in it: “The Lord bless you and keep you.” That’s God’s material and physical blessings – health, wealth, divine protection and victory over our enemies. The second part, “The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, ” is a blessing for our ability to trust in the Lord as the light of the world, and giving us the knowledge, wisdom and understanding He provides. The third section, “The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace?” That’s calling on the blessing of His divine grace and favor. Oh, how I need those!
That blessing in Numbers six is one of the most beautiful moments in all of the Word because it shows me just how much goodness God wants to pour out on His children.
I own a ridiculous amount of _______.
Question: Whom did Paul advise that an overseer must be able to control his own children?
Answer: Timothy (1 Timothy 3:4)
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