Reading this chapter in Deuteronomy always reminds me how God feels about obedience.
If we are careful to obey God pours out a tremendous blessing. Just read this!
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 NIV
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. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord , and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
Thanks for the encouraging word.
This has been one of the most proclaimed portions of scripture in my life.
Recently I was led to the preceding chapter Deut 26 and I am a doer of the Word especially when it comes to Tithes and offerings. To me the most important and joyfull day of every month, is the day that I release God’s portion.
Since I became aware of Deut 26, I now put one day aside, every month, the day of my giving, and I proclaim Deut 26, Deut 28, Mal 3:10-12 and also the portion where Jesus multiplied the fish and loaves. I do believe that this is the way that God will fund the end time harvest. I bring my small portion to God monthly, Trust him to multiply it to the ministries, I’m sowing to and that what ever is left over, after the ministries have been satisfied, that, that portion will come back to me.
I also make sure that I release those who borrowed from me. In the seventh year, I would write them a letter of release (Deut 15). There are great promised attached to this act of obedience, among them ‘you will be a lender and not a borrower’ (we are now in that Smittah year).
Just to share my personal views with you, have a blessed day.
Hi Esme thank you for sharing! God is faithfull and He will do as He promised! May you be abundantly blessed as you obey the Lord. PS. This Shemmitah year speaks of divine debt release so I pray that over you! God Bless. Andries