In Deuteronomy 28 God clearly shows us how to live the blessed life! He also shows us the result of disobedience, our failure to do what he says we must do. Ouch!! It may step on your toes!
"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"
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NKJV
He loves us beyond anything we can imagine or think and He wants only the best for His children!
I look at Deuteronomy chapter 28 as a warning to us and it must be taken seriously. I would encourage you to take a moment to read the entire chapter.
God shows us exactly what we are to do in His Word and He also speaks to us on a daily basis what we are to do. Listen and obey!
When we fail to do what he says we are to do we are in rebellion. It's a dangerous place to be! Here's what God said to Saul through the prophet Samuel:
"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king."
1 Samuel 15:23 KJV
Oh my friend let's not go there, but diligently do what He says we are to do. And when we do that, we will enjoy all the blessings God has for us.
Father I thank You that have clearly laid out the path, the way! Help us to be diligent in obeying what you say. Both through your Holy Word and by the inward witness.