How conscious are you of what happens at the end of the Sunday worship service when the benediction is pronounced? Are you internally thinking, "Great, the service is over, now I can have my tea & biscuits?” Do you take any notice of the benediction? Anyway, what is the benediction?
It derives from the Latin words “bene” meaning good and “diction” meaning speech or word. Thus benediction means a good word i.e. a blessing. The benediction after the worship service is an example of a word or words of blessing prayed over us. Who would not want to receive a blessing from God?
This morning we are going to look into the subject of blessing in the scriptures and its practical application in our lives. Our initial scriptural reference will be the “Aaronic Blessing” in Numbers 6: 23-27. “May the Lord bless you and keep you………… ,and I will bless them.”
May God bless you and may you be a blessing to others.