Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:
The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’
So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”
(Numbers 6:22-27 NASB)
God promised the leaders of His people that if they called upon His name over His people, then He would do these things: He would bless them, protect them, look on them with favor, give them grace, and give them peace.
God desires to bless His people. Otherwise, why would He command the priests to speak this blessing over them and promise to bless them? There is power in His name. This blessing is an invocation of His name upon His people.
He promises He will bless His people.
It’s through Jesus Christ that we can be called by His name, and only through Jesus Christ.
If we are called by His name, the Lord wants to bless us. He desires to protect us, to show us grace, to give us peace, to look on us favorably. We need blessing, protection, grace, peace, favor from Him.