The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and have mercy upon 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 the Lord will bless them. – Numbers 6: 24 – 27.
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Numbers 6: 24 – 27 is such a great and memorable scripture. It is a great reminder that Elohim sees us, has mercy on us, gives us peace, and blesses us.
The Priests were Instrumental in the Daily Lives of the Hebrews
Numbers chapter 6 describes a portion of how important the priests were to the daily lives of the Hebrews. Even though we don’t have the Aaronic priesthood anymore, it is still important to see how the priesthood operated and how Jesus performs as our High priest.
Through Jesus, we have a perfect priest and mediator for us. Through Jesus, we have mercy, peace, and blessings.
Numbers 6 describes how a man or woman should conduct themselves when they vow a vow to the Lord. We see that the person must not drink wine or strong drink during the vow as well as – eat grapes or raisins, cut their hair, or come into contact with a dead body. Then we see which sacrifices they are to bring before the priest to offer to the Lord.
This chapter ends with the Aaronic blessing. The Lord tells Moses to speak to Aaron and his sons- Elohim is blessing them and their posterity. The last verse says that God will bless the Aaronic priesthood and because of them will the children of Israel be blessed.
It is interesting that this blessing comes after we see how we are to make a vow before the Lord. The priests were instrumental to the daily lives of the Hebrews. Almost every day we would interact with the priest – to give a trespass offering, thanksgiving offering, sin offering, Sabbath, New moon or high holiday offerings, etc. The priests would inspect their bodies to see if they had an illness or to settle cases of jealousy within marriage, and much more.
The priests were instrumental in our lives and were the ones that would represent God to us, outside of the prophets, and other leaders.
Ezekiel 44: 23 – 24:
“23 And they[the priests] shall teach my people between holy and profane, and they shall make known to them between unclean and clean. 24 And they shall attend at a judgment of blood to decide it: they shall rightly observe my ordinances, and judge my judgments, and keep my statutes and my commandments in all my feasts; and they shall hallow my sabbaths. ”
The priests did so much and it was vital that they were as holy and righteous as they could be in order to effectively help the whole nation of Israel.
Jesus is Our Perfect and Most Holy Priest Forever
At the end of Numbers 6, we see that the priests being blessed directly impacted the Hebrews. The Hebrews were blessed because of the right standing of the priests before God.
As a result of Jesus dying on the cross and being resurrected, and the priesthood being transferred to him – we forever have the best and most holy mediator between us and God. Jesus is forever in right standing before God, and as a result, we can be as well through our connection to Jesus – by accepting Jesus are our Lord, Savior, and Messiah.
Jesus is always a most holy priest to us and for us. Therefore we are allowed to be righteous before Elohim forever. Numbers 6: 24 – 27 is such a great reminder that God is with us and loves us.
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The Old Testament scriptures are from the Septuagint.