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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Deuteronomy 28 Obedience

"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
         -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above."
        James 1:17 KJV

Deuteronomy 28:11-14 "The Lord will give you an abundance of good things in the land , just as he promised: many children, many cattle, and abundant crops.  He will open to you his wonderful treasure of rain in the heavens, to give you fine crops every season.  He will bless everything you do; and you shall lend to many every season, but shall not borrow from them.  If you will only listen and OBEY the commandments of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, he will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall always have the upper hand.  But each of these blessings depends on your not turning aside in any way from the laws which I have given you: and you must never worship other gods."

  As humans, we find it difficult to obey God's word because we have so many things of the world to distract us.  But if you pray and read God's word often, you will find it easier and easier to obey.  When I worked every day in a difficult environment, I prayed on the way to work, "Lord, let me not compromise my faith at work today."  If you laugh when you know it is wrong, if you let someone's cursing prevail though it offends you and keep silent, you will know no peace even though you pray for that person.  He or she is lost but by setting a good example and speaking up when someone is offending your faith or your morals, God is with you in your effort and will be there beside you in difficult situations.  Know that obedience brings abundance...

God bless you on this the Lord's day.  Come again soon and please leave a comment, I treasure them!

My Christian heart to yours...

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Yes, so many of us are ruled by appearance or want to just go along with everyone else. It does take bravery at times to be obedient, doesn't it?