This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Number 6) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: God inspired Moses to write the first five books in the Bible. The book of Numbers begins one year after the Exodus from Egypt and records the Israelites refusal to go into the Promised Land after only 11 days of their journey and therefore the divine discipline of wandering for 40 years in the wilderness until the old generation dies out and an entirely new generation is raised up. The book of Numbers gets its name from the two censuses that are taken, one of the old generation and one of the new generation.
God loves to bless His people. Here is a blessing that you may have heard before.
Ask the children…
What was the blessing that Aaron and his sons were to give to God’s people?
“May the Lord bless you
and protect you.
25 May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
What did God say He would do when this blessing was given?
“Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.” (Numbers 6:27)
You may have heard this blessing given by a pastor at the end of a worship service or at a wedding. This blessing shows the heart of God towards all those He would call His own. He wants to protect us, smile upon us, be gracious to us and give us peace. What a wonderful God we have.
Speak this blessing over your children. Ask your children how it makes them feel that God is speaking the blessing at the same time that their parents or loved ones are speaking it? Pray as a family and receive this blessing from the Lord and then look for ways to give it back out to others and bless them.
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