Keepers of The Home
Posted: March 27, 2021
Author: Danielle Murphy
Numbers 6:22-27, KJV
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
We do many things in our lives in an effort to prepare against disaster. Life insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, just to name a few. To be prudent means to make decisions now with ones future in mind. The Bible speaks plainly in the Bible about the blessings of being a prudent individual. Many of us are all too aware of the impending disasters many succumb to in this lifetime.
Our children are no different, and we act as wise, prudent parents when we in faith, and on a regular basis, speak a blessing over them. Consider these words given to Moses from the Lord in regards to the children of Israel in Chapter six of the Book of Numbers--
“And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” (Verses 22-27, KJV)
Notice how the Lord says that He will be the one to bless them when the priests simply acted in faith and obedience by speaking it over the children of Israel. My dear sister, don’t ever underestimate the power of your spoken word over our children!
Many years ago my own father was given a book that taught scripturally of the importance of a blessing and how it has been lost among present day believers. He began to pray a blessing over me every time he would leave and I began to anticipate and look forward to it very much. Now it is a habit we have with our own children.
Here are two others blessings I enjoy speaking over our children that come directly from Bible:
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:20-21, KJV)
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25, KJV)
I am especially fond of these blessings because they teach such pure doctrine. They also remind me of who does the work in my children- the Lord. These last two blessings come from the New Testament, further showing evidence of the Jewish tradition of giving a blessing.
I pray that these blessings have opened your eyes to the idea of blessing your own children and that with joy you will begin to impart them over your own children.