“In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.” -Deuteronomy 30:16 KJV
The fulfilled promise of God’s blessing is the product of obeying the first and great commandment.
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.” -Matthew 22:37-38 KJV
- Loving God causes me to desire to walk in His ways. 》 The more I learn about Who God is, how deeply He loves me, the more I want to spend time with Him. The more I know Him, the more I love Him.
- Walking in His ways empowers me to keep His commandments, statutes, and judgments. 》Without the help of the Holy Spirit, I cannot walk in His ways.
- Keeping his commandments, statutes, and judgments results in God’s blessing of a fruitful life – in God’s eyes -wherever I am. 》His boundaries for me are for my protection, not for controlling me. His commandments are a Guide for my spiritual growth and fruitfulness.
Deuteronomy 30:16 – What a prayer to pray for myself, for my husband, and for my children’s lives!
Lord, I desire to know You more and more, and to love You with all of my being for all of my life.
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