(Deuteronomy 28, Mark 15:27-47)
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 28: 2)
Have you read the promised blessings of God lately? They are insanely good! He is wonderfully generous. His promises are glorious. His blessings not only come… but the scripture says they will OVERTAKE us. Amazing.
There is a pivotal word in this passage that is easily skimmed over these days. It’s a small word. It’s only two letters long. It’s just one tiny syllable…. It’s the word IF. There are conditions to both the blessings and the curses of God. There is nothing haphazard about God’s provision or His withholding. There is nothing random.
If you obey… If…the blessing is ready. God is willing. His promises are sure. We determine whether we receive His favor or not. Every relationship has conditions. Boundaries are necessary for any healthy relationship. After all, we pursuing relationship not religion, right?
The good news is this…God’s promises toward you are yes and amen. His blessings are sure. This is the Good News! Jesus has died once and for all. Praise God. Now receive Him. Believe Him. Surrender to Him. Obey Him. And finally the good news will be good news to you! His goodness, His blessing, was always meant to be experienced! Do the IF.