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BLESS YOU

Deuteronomy 33:1 “Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death.”

ONLY THE BEST

Isn’t it sad that the only time most of us ever hear those words “bless you” is after we sneeze?  It’s such a – well – blessing to hear those words.  In my experience, it seems Christians are the least likely to “bless” someone when we should be the most diligent at it.  Blessing someone invokes God’s blessing on them, not ours.  We are praying God’s protection and presence.  What’s NOT good about that?

Here in this chapter today, the next 28 verses are Moses’ last blessing on the tribes of Israel.  He goes through each tribe and blesses them.  Some get one sentence, and others get several.  The length of the blessing isn’t the important thing.  It’s the blessing being done that is key.

TEACHING MOMENT

 Have you ever blessed your child?  You don’t have to be ordained to bless them.  You don’t have to take them to the Pastor for that.  You can do it as often as you desire.  Let me encourage you to do that.  I would often pray for my children before school, asking for protection and provision (especially on test day, lol).

Blessing your child, speaking truth to them from God’s word, is a huge encourager to your little Elrod or Gertrude.  When they hear Mom or Dad praying a blessing on them, they know that you and God are both on the same team rooting for them.  They know that you have them on your mind.  They realize how much you desire God’s direction in their lives.

If you aren’t in the habit of blessing your children, let me encourage you to do that today.  Make it a routine.  Let them hear your heart for them according to God’s will.  I promise you will be blessed too.

Father, today I ask Your blessings on my brother or sister who is reading this right now.  Give them good health.  Meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs today.  Protect them from those who would want to harm them and give them peace.

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