“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” (Deuteronomy 28:1).
Generally, I have seen many important functions where the preachers bless the families with reference to the Scripture portion of Deuteronomy Chapter 28, verses from 1 to 14. In this portion of the Bible, it has been detailed what great blessings will reach one if he observes the Lord’s commands carefully.
Many promises have been given here for those who obey the voice of the Lord and carefully observe His commands. “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face. they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways: etc.
The Lord blessed all the Nations which resolved to give importance to the Bible and move in the direction it shows. The Great Britain gave importance to the Bible during the regime of Queen Victoria. The queen read and glorified the Bible and as a result all the Nations at sight came under her governance.
Then the American Nation respected the Bible and the Lord. They began to print the term “In God we trust” even in the currencies of one dollar denomination. The Lord blessed that Nation and it became prosperous. Today it has grown into the most powerful Nation of the world. When you resolve to follow His Word, He covenants with you and your family. What are the promises He gives in that covenant?
1. “you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time (Deuteronomy 4:40). 2. “But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love me and keep my commandments’ (Exodus 20:6). 3. “I command you today for your good” 4. “The Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people” (Exodus 10:3). 5. “Then I will be with you and build for you an enduring house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you” (I Kings 11:38). 6. “But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments” (Mathew 19:17).
There are numerous promises of covenant in the entire Bible. All the above said promises have been given subject to a condition that you should follow the path of the scripture and abide by His commandments.
To meditate: – “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:3).