The Triune God Blesses Us (1 Peter 1:1-9)

Terrel Kesterson, June 11, 2017
Part of the series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The Lord told Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the
children of Israel.’” Aaron and his sons and descendants were the priests. God told them that
they were to pronounce His blessing on His people. Because God first gave this blessing through
Aaron and his sons it has come to be known as the “Aaronic Benediction,” or “Aaronic
Blessing.” We New Testament believers as spiritual descendants of Aaron and members of
God’s “royal priesthood” (1 Pet. 2:9) still proclaim this blessing: “The LORD bless you and
keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up
His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” “The LORD” is named three times here,
referring to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This morning we’ll consider
from the “Aaronic Benediction” how THE TRIUNE GOD BLESSES US: We have our
Heavenly Father’s protection; We have our Savior’s grace; and We have our Comforter’s


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1 Peter 1:1-9

1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. 3Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials, 7that the proof of your faith, [being] more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ: 8whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls. (ASV)

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