Do you ever wonder why I begin every one of these conversations with the Lord be with you?

Well, I do it because that is the Bible's way of blessing someone, I don't say those words as I wish as a prayer, but I say the words as a blessing, a declaration of God's purpose, God's desire to bless you. The Lord be with you was how believers did it in ancient Israel as they would bless one another. It would go like this one person would say The Lord be with you, and the other would respond the Lord bless you. Check it out in the Book of Ruth 2:4 where Boaz greets Ruth with the words the Lord be with you and Ruth answers back, the Lord bless you. And those words, those blessings set in motion the little Ruth becoming...

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