Today’s readings.. Numbers 6, Proverbs 3, Luke 17

We are reading in Numbers how the establishment of Israel as an organised nation is now complete.  It had been just over a year since they escaped from Egypt; the 10 commandments and other laws had been given, the tabernacle made and erected and is now ready for use. The priesthood has been appointed, led by Aaron.

Our chapter today (6) concludes in a very significant way.  “The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

This was a very special blessing: they were about to celebrate the Passover of their deliverance a second time and then head for the promised land – the land promised to their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Read the words of this blessing again, encouraging words to stimulate positive thought that the LORD is with you.  It is a most interesting phrase to: “make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you”.  David makes reference to this no less than 7 times in his Psalms.  Moses, we know, “knew God face to face” [Deut.34 v.10,] a relationship specially created by their 40 days together on the mountain top.

Our heavenly Father seeks a personal relationship with us through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” [John 14 v.9]  Jesus represented the Father who himself “dwells in unapproachable light, whom no-one has ever seen or can see.” [1 Tim. 6 v.16].      We normally sing these words in seeking the LORD’s blessing at a baptism.  They have intense meaning to illustrate the wonder of the relationship God invites us to have with him.

We must remember them throughout our lives, being conscious of the way so many of the people of Israel failed to be conscious of them when they faced challenges in the wilderness – how well are we coping with our wilderness?

 

Follow Bible Truth and Prophecy on WordPress.com

More Like This...

Follow our Bible News Facebook Page (click Image)

milestones bible

Join our Watchman Facebook Group (click Image)

Youtube Watchman Banner3x

Follow our Bible School Facebook Page (click Image)

open bible

Romans 10:18 “their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world”

Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Christadelphians – Find us in the C.A.L.S diary (Org.35) 

More info on our ‘About us page’  http://bibletruthandprophecy.com/about

On YouTube – Please Click On YouTube Notification Bell 🔔 Next To the Subscribe Button To Be Notified Of New Christadelphian Watchman Videos!

Download our ‘Free’ Bible APP – ‘KeyToThe Bible’ for i-phone or Android

Read a variety of booklets on-line concerning various First Principle Bible subjects.

True Bible Teaching Booklets

Christadelphianvideo.org exists to serve the brotherhood in providing both preaching and Study material in video and other forms to assist in the proclamation efforts of individuals and Ecclesias alike and also as a preaching tool in itself.

This website was set up to assist in this endeavour and our aim is to Declare the God of Israel to those who are seeking the truth about the Human condition and the message of salvation found within the pages of scripture (the Bible).

We are a group of Baptised Christadelphians from all over the world who volunteer their God-given time and resources to this cause.

Christadelphians: Find us in the C.A.L.S diary (Org.35)

Related Posts

Leave a comment

%d bloggers like this: