September 1, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – God’s blessings to those that love Him.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Thursday September 1st, 2021
Title: God’s blessings to those that love Him.
When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations,and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.
The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. You will again obey the Lord and follow all his commands I am giving you today. Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. The Offer of Life or Death
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possession . This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
God is merciful and loving. Moses told the Israelites that when they were ready to return to the Lord, that God would be ready to receive them, God’s mercy is beyond our imagination. God wants to cleans us and bring us to the level He wants us to be. No matter how bad you are or how much sin you have committed in the past. God sent His only begotten so for sinners like me and you. Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for the sinners. God is always promising a fresh beginning if only we can turn around now and seek Him.
(Deuteronomy 30:11-14) God has called us to keep His commandments and reminded us that His laws are not hidden from us or beyond our reach. Have you ever promised that you would obey the Lord if you know what His law says? Or have you thought in your mind that the law is too much for you to follow? Anyway, regardless of any excuses we may have, non of them is acceptable before God. God made it simple by writing His laws in the bible, the Bible is the GPS we can use to know the mind of God, and to do His will. When we don’t open the bible we will be making mistakes.
When we read the word of God and obey what it says, it is very beneficial, blessings come with it , long life comes with it, I mean God will be happy and our ways will be ordained by the Lord. The most difficult part of obeying the word of God is deciding to do it. The devil don’t want people to read the word of God and to have time to meditate on it. ( Romans 10:5-8) Moses challenge the Israelites to choose life, to obey God, and therefore to continue to experience His blessings. God doesn’t force His will on anyone. He lights us to decide wether to follow Him or reject Him. If He forces us to know or come worship Him, we will not give Him the kind of worship He is expecting from us. He likes when we come to Him willingly and surrender to His leadership. Following Him is a matter of life or death , If we follow Him, He will give us everlasting life, but if we don’t follow Him, then the other road leads to eternal damnation.
If He forces us to come to Him,it means He is forcing us to come to Him for blessings and eternal life. Read these verses and know the consequences of following God versus not following Him. Bible has all the information we need to live our lives to the fullest. If you want to know the will of God for your life, if you are looking to live a long life, if you are looking to spend eternity with Christ and not in hell fire, and if you are looking to prosper. Where do you look for all these and more? Consult your Bible, read it like the way you listen to the news daily, tune into the word of God and hear the Lord speaking to you. God bless you.
Prayers: Lord Jesus, I need you to come into my life , and help me to obey your word in Jesus name. Renew by mind, my spirit, and please let your word sanctify and transform me to the glory of your name, in Jesus Holy name.
Further Reading : Deuteronomy 27