Purity and the Nazarite Vow

Numbers 4-6

The Kohathites, Gershonites and Merarites have specific tasks to perform as part of their duties as Levites.

Moses provides a process for a husband to determine if his wife has had sexual relations with another man, specific process and details. I don’t believe there is a law written for the other way around. Interesting.

The Nazarite vow is applicable to men and women and demonstrated by abstaining from wine and other fermented drink plus “no razor may be used on their head.” They are also to avoid dead bodies, even family members.

In the midst of this narrative we see the wonderful Aaonic benediction, one I hear frequently growing up as a Presbyterian:

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 Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord wants to bless his people, to set them apart from the rest of the world. I pray, as those who profess Christ as our savior, we would freely offer this blessing to others from the Lord.

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