Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Promises, Promises: From Moses To Us (Part 3)
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 28:2 (NKJV)
God says our blessings will chase us down: 'And a good blessing will come upon them' (Proverbs 24:25); 'There shall be showers of blessing' (Ezekiel 34:26); 'that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus' (Galatians 3:14).
We don't have to chase the good life. It chases us.
As a Christian, you can enjoy all the promises God gives to His children in Deuteronomy Chapter 28, 'if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments' (v.1). To quote a few:
'Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country' (v.3).
'Blessed shall be the fruit of your body' (v.4).
'Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out' (v.6).
'The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face' (v.7).
'The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand' (v.8).
'The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand' (v.12).
'And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath' (v.13).
Satan would have us forget God's promises while he tempts us with flimsy tinsel largely produced in a place called Tinseltown. However, let us remember our inheritance when we 'heed the commandments of the Lord... and are careful to observe them' (v.13).
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Promises, Promises series.