Obedience: A Key to Blessings
by Danny Tariman
“All these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God” (Deut 28:2)
The word “all” in the verse above explodes like a mega-atomic bomb to me!
It appears to me that this is deluge of blessings! It is flood of blessings! Overwhelming!
The verse further says that these blessings “overtake you”. I looked in the dictionary and it also means “overpower”.
It is all in superlatives – the blessings galore!
But there is one condition: obedience to the LORD.
This is where most of us find ourselves struggling.
In workplace, in ministry, in organizations or even in informal groupings, there is always an appointed or selected leader. I had noticed many times, a lot of people stumble in the area of obeying their leaders.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed” (Rom 13:1-2)
Do you realize that when you disobey your leader, you are disobeying God?
Another area that I had noted many people falter is giving our best in our work – be it in the office, in church, or in organizations. We tend to give a mediocre work. We do our jobs with a “just passing” mark instead of a “well done” job.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Col 3:23)
We are commanded in the Word that we have to give our all – heartily – that is, working with all our heart.
At times, we tend to be short-sighted. We do our work for our earthly boss, when we should set our eyes to our Heavenly Boss. The verse (Col 3:23) is clear about it: we work as for the Lord.
There are many areas in our lives that we need to obey the Lord’s commands. I cannot put them all in this short blog. I hope you can regularly read the Bible – because it is here that His Words are written – so that you will know how to live a life that is pleasing to God.
And as you please the LORD in all areas of your life, obeying His voice, I pray you will experience God’s bountiful blessings pouring into your life.