THEME: PROMISE OF GREATNESS
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 NKJV
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. 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. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”
-The first part of this chapter reveals the advantages of obedience to God’s word which causes blessings to overflow upon those who are faithful, leading to greatness. The later section explains the curses that result from disobedience which is deemed as idolatry (Colossians 3:5). This is a covenantal treaty that acts a natural law and the consequences are clear to those who are either faithful or unfaithful. Daniel demonstrated total obedience to God’s word and he did not defile himself given the kings wine or delicacies. The results were clear as he appeared fatter and healthier than the young men who indulged themselves into the kings delicacies (Daniel 1:8-16). Daniel was honored as his excellence and integrity were unmatched. It is vital us to posses the above blessings if we diligently follow the statutes of the Lord which led to abundance of life, favor and grace.
Oh Heavenly Father, we come before your throne of grace and mercy with boldness that we may obtain Your grace to help us in times of need. What a pleasure it is to be in Your presence Oh Lord our God. In Your presence there is fullness of joy. In Your presence there is fullness of peace. In Your presence we fullness wholeness. We love You Lord and praise Your holy name. Thank You for Your saving grace upon us and our entire generations. May You show us Your ways and purify us with Your precious blood. May You teach us to do Your will with unwavering hearts. May You transform our minds and our hearts desires to be like Yours dear Jesus. May Your prosper all our plans and answer our hearts desires. May You bless us and keep us Lord. May You shine Your face upon us and be gracious to us. May You turn Your countenance towards us and give us Peace. Amen
Further reading: 1 Samuel 15:23, Colossians 3:5
Revelation of the Word