The Lord Bless You and Keep You: The Promise of the Gospel in the Aaronic Blessing (Paperback)

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Exploring the Gospel through the Aaronic Blessing

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you," (Numbers 6:24-25). For centuries, Christians have read these words and received them as a blessing. But have they deeply considered the meaning behind them? What does it mean for God's face to shine upon his people?

Faces are often referred to as the window to the soul, displaying emotion and providing relational clarity between individuals. This theme of faces reverberates throughout Scripture, first appearing with Adam and Eve and notably surfacing in the Aaronic benediction in Numbers 6.

The Lord Bless You and Keep You explores this benediction to discover the important connection between a person's face and the face of God--finding that through faces, God shines the light of the gospel upon his people and offers his grace, goodness, and blessing to those who believe in him.

  • Examines a Common Biblical Passage: Explores the context, meaning, and purpose of the Aaronic benediction
  • Perfect for Laypeople and Church Leaders Alike: Use this book to explore how the Aaronic benediction impacts worship in day-to-day life and within the church
  • Interactive: Reflection questions provide an opportunity for discussion in small groups and meditation for individuals
  • Offers Insight for Corporate Worship: Pastors and church leaders explore how the Aaronic benediction impacts corporate worship

About the Author

Michael J. Glodo (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of pastoral theology and former dean of the chapel at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He is a contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament and the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible, as well as numerous articles, including many at Reformed Faith & Practice. You can find him at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433584237
ISBN-10: 1433584239
Publisher: Crossway
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English