Living Water for Your Soul
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.
A blessing was one way of asking for God's divine favor to rest upon others. This blessing's five parts conveyed hope that God would (1) favor and protect, (2) be pleased, (3) be gracious (merciful and compassionate), (4) give his approval, and (5) give peace. Blessings you offer will not only help the one receiving them; they will also demonstrate love, encourage others, and provide a model of caring.
Give a loved one a spoken blessing this week.
Taken from the Life Application Study Bible copyright © 1998, 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
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