Resting Between His Shoulders (Apr 9)

April 9

Resting Between His Shoulders

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 50:7-23 | Deuteronomy 33:1-20 | Luke 13:1-21 | Proverbs 12:25

Today’s Scripture Focus:  Deuteronomy 33:1-20

About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders” (Deuteronomy 33:12 NIV).  

Moses throughout his life was one to bless others. The end of his life was no different. Here we see the various blessings he gives to the different tribes.

I especially like his blessing to Benjamin. It begins, “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him.” Like Benjamin, we too are the Lord’s beloved–his dearly loved children who are secure because we are loved.

Not only are we secure in his love, we are shielded by God all day long, “For he shields him all day long.” Nothing can separate us from his love. Nothing will steal his attention from us. He is there loving us, shielding us, protecting us.

He places us between his shoulders, carrying us as a child. Resting between his shoulders, we are safe, secure and deeply loved. What a beautiful picture of the kind of love our Heavenly Father has for each of us.

Find delight in God’s incredible love for you as he picks you up and places you on his shoulders. Meditate on that truth–abide in that truth. There you are secure, protected, shielded, loved. May Benjamin’s blessing be yours today.

Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding me today that I am your beloved child and that you guard, protect and shield me. I am secure resting between your shoulders. Help me to live in the reality of your love and care today. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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