OT Week: Bless You

It’s OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

Here’s a beautiful blessing from the book of Numbers:

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

This blessing fits nicely into Old Testament Week. It’s the oldest blessing in the entire Bible. Not only that, it’s the oldest known biblical text found by archaeologists. An amulet bearing this blessing was found dating all the way back to before 586 B.C. when the first temple was destroyed.

OT Week

It’s OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

Truth. Beauty. Good. Evil. Love. Hate. Joy. Despair. Peace. War. Blessing. Destruction. Poetry. History. You’ll find all of this and more in the Old Testament. And that’s just in the first 100 pages.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend nearly enough time in the hallowed pages of the Old Testament. I often start my Bible reading off each year in Genesis, charge through Exodus, begin to wander a bit in Leviticus and then by the time I get to Numbers I find myself reaching for the TV remote.

Don’t let that happen to you. You just might miss some of God’s greatest truths.

NO WORRIES WEEK

We conclude NO WORRIES WEEK here on GUWG with a smorgasbord of anti-anxiety verses from all over the Bible. Yesterday we covered the Old Testament. Today: the New Testament.

Let’s start with Jesus:

NO WORRIES WEEK

We conclude NO WORRIES WEEK here on GUWG with a smorgasbord of anti-anxiety verses from all over the Bible.

We’ll start today with the Old Testament and then finish up tomorrow with the New Testament. Relaaaaax, take a deeeeep breath and pray through each precious word.

NO WORRIES WEEK

Unplug. Unwind. Un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing.

Take a deeeeeeeeep breath and spend the next few moments with our Heavenly Father pondering what is perhaps the world’s most beloved psalm. Let each word seep deep into your soul, fill your mind and quiet your heart.

NO WORRIES WEEK

It’s NO WORRIES WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re examining what the Bible says about anxiety, fear, stress and other things in this world that freak us out.

Here’s today’s anti-anxiety selection:

NO WORRIES WEEK

Tired?  Stressed? Overwhelmed?

You don’t have to be. Here’s what Jesus said: