“ it shall happen, if you shall listen to lead to the Lord, your God‘s voice, to observe, and do all his commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of earth.” -Deuteronomy 28:1
We cannot rely on God‘s promises without obeying His commands.
Obedience is the attitude of submission to instruction and authority. Most of God’s promises of blessings are contingent upon following His instructions and keeping them. He says what He means. It is possible for believers to attain God’s blessings, if you live in obedience. Blessings shall come upon you, and overtake you, overwhelm you, run ahead of you, and exceed our expectations. Deuteronomy 28:3-14 Identifies God’s promises to bless His people and all places, home, city, field, as we go out and come in daily for work, He will prosper our efforts and out victories over our enemies and supply rain for all seasons for crops and drinking and all we put our hands to because we obey the Lord our God.
Obedience is the only key that unlocks God’s treasures of blessing in our lives. Obeying reaps rewards, While disobedience brings consequences. The active obedience is of the heart. Our God required wholehearted obedience from us,. Half hearted just won’t cut it. We cannot carry out, call instructions if it’s done, according to how we feel, what is deemed convenient, or on our own terms. You must observe God’s statutes, commands, and judgments, carefully with all our heart and soul (Deuteronomy :26:16). One of you are in doing, so it should not be a choice. Whatever we do or become in life is based on the choices we make.
God allows everyone to freedom to choose. He is always with us to guide, protect, and support us. However, he does not force anyone to do what they don’t want to do. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). He cannot have made it any clearer than that. The choice is between life and blessings, or death and cursing, eternal life or eternal death, salvation or condemnation.
Obedience is an attitude, our attitude determines our lifestyle. Our attitude builds character. Jesus cultivated the attitude of obedience. God demands a lifestyle of allegiance from all of us. (John 13:17). Most of the hindrances to disobey Him are self manufactured. A few hindrances might be, rebellion, excuses, relationships, fear, and pressure.
Obedience is learned. The Bible teaches that Jesus learned obedience (Hebrew 5:8), by the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8).
In Deuteronomy 28:1-14, The Lord reminded Israel, that obedience brings blessings, is rewarded, brings glory to His name, is a witness to other nations, while building godly character in people.