When God Puts His Name on You

So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them” (Num. 6:27, NIV).

Do you recognize this verse? It comes directly after the beautiful priestly blessing well known to many of us. If you weren’t familiar with it before 2020, you probably are now. It became even more a powerful part of our lives when Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship turned it into an anthem in the midst of that painfully difficult year.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Num. 6:24-26, NIV).

Where do blessing and peace come from? We find that answer here in this Scripture passage. They come from the identity of the Lord, from His name. They come when He puts His name on us (v. 27, above).

He has put His name, Everlasting Father, on you. That makes you a beloved, cherished child of God. It makes you part of His family, forever. It gives you a place in His household that you can never lose. His identity gives you your identity. His treasured one is who you are.

He has put His name, Prince of Peace, on you. He has marked you as His. The seal of His peace is upon your heart. That makes you someone that Continue reading When God Puts His Name on You