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Israel was God's people. He had adopted them, literally placing his name on them. And in so doing he promised to bless them. Blessing meant keeping and protecting them, taking delight in them, extending grace toward them and giving them peace. We see this ancient blessing find its ultimate meaning in the person and work of Jesus, through whom we have been adopted into God's family. And just like them, our only possible response is worship.