Blessed by God
Today's daily devotion is based on Numbers 6:24-26, “the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
The words of this blessing have been spoken to God’s people for over 3,500 years, even though we all quite often act like badly before God. When we sin and go our way instead of God’s, we do not deserve a blessing like this. We deserve punishment, not love. But instead of turning his face away from us, God chose to turn his face away from his Son, Jesus, as he hung on the cross. Jesus took our place. He died as our substitute paying the penalty for our sins.
God gives the peace of knowing that no matter what is going on in our lives, whether we are going through good times or bad times, our relationship is right with God. God gives the peace of knowing that our many sins are forgiven in Jesus.
Please pray with me; Dear God, thank you for blessing me even when I act badly before you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.