OVERVIEW: Requirements for making a vow are listed, and God teaches Moses and Aaron a beautiful priestly blessing.
BIG IDEA: Bless God in how you live and be a blessing in someone’s life today.
KEY VERSE: Numbers 6:24–26 (Moses teaches Aaron how to bless others)
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I want Aaron’s blessing for your life. That is how I want to bless you. I want to bless you and keep you. I want to shine upon you and be gracious to you. I want to give you peace. Look to me and trust me. Receive from me. Walk with me and enjoy my presence.
The Nazarite vow is from the law and my followers today are no longer under it. But don’t miss the heart of what it was doing. It was a personal, voluntary way for a person to separate himself from the world and cling to me. I want that for you. I want you to live a separate life. I don’t want to separate you from the world, but I want you to separate yourself from things in the world that cause you or others to stumble. Abstain from them and cling to me and my ways. But I want more than a temporary commitment. Walk with me for a lifetime. Begin today.
You are blessed to be a blessing. Who is in your life—regardless of how well you know the person—that God is prompting you to serve? If no one comes to mind, take time this week to ask God for clarity. When God provides a person, find a simple, practical way to bless and encourage that person.