Lord bless you and protect you
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. Numbers 6:2426
This month God promises us of protection, grace and peace. For He says,
I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy (Exodus 33:19). This is our Lords promise for us this month.
Our Lord is Lord of grace and mercy. Psalmist aptly puts it as a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth (Psalms 86:15). If He is not gracious, with all our sins we would not be living still. Inspite of our sinful nature, He loved us and came to redeem us from this sin.
"Abundance of grace is promised through Jesus". Romans 5:17
"He giveth more grace". James 4:6
"My grace is sufficient for thee". 2 Corinthians 12:9
"His mercy endureth for ever". Psalms 136:1
All the above verses tells us about the grace of Lord and his mercy towards us. What a blessed way to start the day.
Lord intended to destroy the world and its inhabitants for the wickedness of man was very great. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:8) and he and family alone were saved. The world we live in now is worse than the days of Noah. It is by the mere grace of God that we are alive today. Bible says , it is of the Lords great mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not (Lamentations 3:22).
He has preserved us as He had preserved Job and all that he had by an hedge and blessed the work of his hands. The angel of the Lord said to Mary "Thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. Are we also favoured by the Lord? If we have found favour in the eyes of the Lord, it eliminates all fears from us. We need not fear of Satans temptation, peace will reign in our family and at work place. There will be harmony and Lord will make peace even with our enemies. Whatever we do will prosper.
To get this grace and peace what do we need to do. Let us see what the Bible has to say about it. Jesus spoke Gracious words. We are speak gracious words to everyone we encounter. Anger and strife do not produce the results we expect, it will only spoil our mind and peace. Instead try gracious and kind words, in the long run it will produce good results and give us peace. Though we were yet sinners, God showed us mercy. Therefore, we are also entitled to show mercy to others. If you humble yourselves today, the Lord will give grace to you (James 4:6).
The Bible says in John 1:14," And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth". When we read the Bible everyday, the words of grace and truth will reside in us and our actions will also be of grace and truth. The people you speak to, will find Jesus in you. You life will be blessed and God will cover you with his grace.
May the Lord give us the grace to walk according to his ways everyday.If you are blessed by this message kindly let us know, that we praise God together at firstname.lastname@example.org