Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 27, 2019

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt your face light up when you come face to face with someone you love? What a blessing and joy to be loved like that and so awesome to know that when God looks upon us His face lights up, too! These verses were God’s instructions to Aaron, Israel’s first high priest, and for his sons to pray over the people with the promise that He would bless them (vs 27). Our loving God keeps us safe in His protection. His also lifts us up into His grace and peace wrapped in His unmerited favor. No matter what the future holds or the difficulties you may be facing, fix your eyes on the Lord, knowing that you light up His face and He desires to extend blessings, grace, and peace upon you today. As believers, we are a royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9) and we can also pray these blessings over our homes and loved ones, too. Thank you, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested