-Chapter six deals with the Nazirite vow that the LORD gave to Moses to give to the people of Israel. This is for a holy separation unto the LORD for the purpose of dedication to His will and purposes. No strong drink, like wine, and even any part of the grape was allowed. They were to refrain cutting their hair with a razor, nor were they to go near a dead person. No uncleanness was to be upon them. There were some specific ritual requirements as well as they presented their sin offerings, guilt offerings, grain offerings, and peace offerings when their time of separation was fulfilled (Numbers 6:1-21). We examples of Nazirite vows in Sampson and Paul from Scripture, so it is safe to assume these times of separation for holiness were fairly common in the culture long-term (Judges 16:17, Acts 18:18).
-At the end of the chapter we observe Aaron’s benediction with a special blessing given by the LORD to Moses for the sons of Israel (Numbers 6:22-23). “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 on you, and give you peace (Numbers 6:24-26).” There is a final recommendation to invoke the Name of the LORD upon themselves, and then the LORD will indeed bless them (Numbers 6:27).
-*Application* A special time of separation, dedication, and consecration is commendable and necessary for anyone getting serious about the things of God. God asks us to separate ourselves from this sinful world and be sanctified (set apart, holy) unto Him by faith and action. He is good and wants to bless us. We need to invoke His Name on all we do and beg for His blessing, keeping, shining Light, grace, blessed favor, and peace. We should also speak that over others as much as we can. This is what love does.
Verses to Memorize: Numbers 6:24-27