July marks the halfway point of this year. 2020 has not been ordinary by any means. I think of a double portion in regards to this year- 20, 20. We certainly have had a double portion of trials, afflictions, unrest, and difficult times in general. Not only is society divided on the present challenges that exist, but families are dividing also. A line has been drawn in the sand and some families are standing on one side or the other causing division and hurt feelings to replace what should never be replaced- love for one another.
Currently, there is a very popular song among contemporary Christian worship music. It is called The Blessing. I have been personally ministered to by this song because it also deals with double portions. The lyrics have been taken from the promises of scripture found in Numbers 6:24- 26, Exodus 20:6, Deuteronomy 7:9, and Psalm 103:17-18. The promises are double portions of blessings that God bestows on his children and their families, on their children, and their children, and their children to 1000 generations.
As we live through these times, may the words of these verses sustain us and encourage us. May the promises of God course through our faith and give us peace.
But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands. Ex 20:6 NLT
Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT
But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments! Psalms 103:17-18 NLT
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NLT
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