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Numbers Chapter 6   (ESV)

22 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,

24 The Lord bless you and keep you;

25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.



  • Stand up to read this passage. Raise up hands just as Moses would have when he blessed the Israelites.  Read a few more times to have the blessings sink in.
  • Our God is a God who purposes and desire to bless his people. Thus, the community of God is a blessed community.  As his representatives, God directed the priests to bless the people.  As part of the priesthood of all believers, we are all now God’s representatives.  We are all called to bless others.  We are called today, not to repay evil for evil or to return abuse for abuse, but to repay evil with blessings (1 Pet 3:9).
  • What farewell blessing is most common to my family? What do I like about it?
  • In what ways has God’s power been evident in my life recently? How does that reflect the three-fold blessing here?  What does this priestly blessing say about what God wants for me?



Ask God for a couple of names of people that I know.  Ask God’s help to learn to pray for God’s blessings and grace for them.