Results of Obeying the Voice
Blessings to Come Upon You – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 28:2-14
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 28:1
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
If you can take time to read the entire section of our suggested scripture reading, you will see the many ways God promised to bless His people. The only condition His people had to commit to was to “fully obey the Lord…and carefully follow all His commands” (vs. 1). Take note that God’s blessings would follow them “in the city or in the country” (vs. 3). God would bless the families with healthy children and crops to feed them. God promised to protect them from enemies that might come to harm them (vs. 7). I love how God goes beyond being simply adequate: “They will come at you in one direction but flee from you in seven.”
We have an over the top kind of God who longs to prove Himself able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). We will never have a problem that challenges His wisdom or ability. God’s problem is not our problems. God’s problem is our free moral agency that can choose to be disobedient to His voice. God has limited his own power in order to preserve our ability to choose Him or reject Him. God refuses to force us into obedience, but He stands ready to chase us with blessings when we determine to be fully devoted, obedient followers!
God’s kind of blessings may not be recognized by the ungodly as anything to seek after, but for us who have eyes to see, we will rejoice in God’s rich blessings!
Father, I know you are good, all the time! I seek after you. I long to walk in full fellowship, enjoying all your blessings. I will be obedient today. In Jesus’ name, amen.