Blessings for Obedience

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. Deuteronomy 28:1 NIV

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. Deuteronomy 28:12 NIV

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 lists all the blessings of the LORD if the people followed His commands. However, suppose they choose not to follow the LORD and follow the nations around them. In that case, He will remove the blessings and protection, and the result would be the opposite of the blessings – curses as listed in Deuteronomy 28:15-68.

How does this apply to us today? Who should we follow? Jesus or the world? Jesus has far greater blessings for us than the world. Plus, following Jesus gives us eternal blessings. The blessings of the world are only temporary.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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