Realize that God is the source of all blessings
Hopefully by now, you have figured out that God isn't some Santa Claus in the sky who comes down your chimney and leaves you exactly what you want under the tree.
He isn't genie in a bottle who appears at some chance money to grant you three wishes in life. No,no,no God is so much more.
He is the Alpha and the Omega, the one who was, who is and who is to come (Revelation 1:8). He is the source from whom all things including you were created.
Realise that the choice to be blessed is yours
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live Deuteronomy 30:19.
God tells us in this scripture that He has called heaven and earth as witnesses and set two choices before us: blessing or cursings, life or death.
If we choose life, we will be blessed, and we will live. So we have a choice. Do we want to be blessed and live? Or b curse and die?
Realize that fearing the Lord leads to blessings
it can be confusing to read an encouragement to "fear the lord" in scripture. This phrase seems to contradict God's edict to "fear not" a command that is listed 365 times throughout the Bible.
However, the fear referenced in this scripture ll is not the terror and anxiety that God tells us to avoid. God promises that you will be blessed when you revere, worship and obey Him.
He doesn't want you quaking I'm fear at the thought of Him or expecting I'll effects from interacting with Him.
No, He simply wants you to recognize who He is the creator of the universe, the Alpha and the Omega, and your heavenly Father.
Realizing that delighting in his commandments leads to blessings
Often when we think of God's commandments, or His laws, we immediately return to the Big 10, the ones Moses brought down on tablets from Mount Sinai.
But God's commandments aren't limited to those. In fact, there are hundreds of commands in the old yesterday alone.
However, as it became glaringly clear under the old covenant, God's people have always been unable to follow His Laws in their own strength. It took jesus sacrifice to erase the stain of their sin.
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