Deuteronomy 28:2 - And all these blessings shall come upon u & overtake u…
God loves 2 bless u. He has even declared that “blessings shall come upon u & overtake u”. This means that u can’t run fast enough 2 escape them! When u turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting 4 u. When u turn another corner, u run smack into another blessing!
Now, u may think that u don’t qualify for God’s blessings bcoz of the preceding verse which says that these blessings will come 2 pass only if u diligently obey God’s voice and keep all of His commandments. You know that no matter how hard u try, u just cannot keep all of God’s commandments. In fact, the Bible says that if u fail 2 keep just one commandment, u fail 2 keep all. (James 2:10)
My friend, I have good news 4 u: Jesus is the one who qualifies us for every single blessing bcoz He has kept all of God’s commandments. When He died for us on the cross, He not only fulfilled all of God’s commandments, He also redeemed us from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13) Note that He did not redeem us from the blessings of
the law, so the blessings are still ours today!
As u read the list of blessings in Deuteronomy 28, starting with “Blessed shall u be in the city… in the country… the fruit of your body… your basket… when u come in… when u go out…” (Deuteronomy 28:3–13), I believe that Jesus is saying 2 u, “Like the blessings? Then take them by faith!”
You may say, “But I don’t deserve them.” Yes, u don’t deserve them, but u still get them bcoz of Jesus. That is God’s grace! The law says, “You must deserve the blessings.” But the law is no longer here. Grace is here. So take the blessings by grace through faith. Believe God for the blessings.
Today, it is no longer a question of how much or how well u have kept God’s commandments. It is a question of how much u can believe God for His blessings. All the promises of God in Christ are “Yes”, and bcoz u are in Christ, u can say “Amen!” 2 His blessings! (2 Corinthians 1:20)