About the law and the blessing – 2015.09.11

About the law and the blessing – 2015.09.11

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.
Deuteronomy 11:13-14

This is the answer to the question, why so many Christians are blessed so little: they do not keep Gods commandments. Strangely, Gods commandments get reduced to keeping to rules. But the context of the law is often ignored: If you faithfully obey the commands … to love the Lord your God! This is written in this verse. The purpose of the law and Gods purpose with us is to love God. If we love God we will act, think and talk the way He wants us to do. In that case we do not need a law like: thou shall not kill! – or others like that. In that case one keeps the law by default because otherwise God would sadden.
He will pour out His blessings over us, if we love God with passion. When the Israelites love its Lord, early and late rain will set in again and the land will become fertile. When the church love its Lord, He will visit and His presence will have a great effect. When we, as independent persons, love Him and listen to Him, His blessing will be visible in our life. Like a warm spring rain it will pour down on us.
We want to serve the lord, whom we love, with all our heart and soul, all our strength and mind. Everything shall be to honor Him. When we do the dishes, drive our car, sing, work, fish with the children, or when we play football: it shall be to His honor. He is always with us, in all parts of our life, He is in charge. We do not want to spiritually lift up and flee into a dream world, but we want to keep rooted into reality firmly with both feet. The reality is: God is with us! So we have some power that others are missing. So we have hope where others lose heart. So we have courage where others despair. Truly He is with us, He, who loves His people. And we love Him with all our heart.

Thank You Father, You want to pour out over us so much blessing. So much we can barely cope with – and even more! Sorry, sometimes we are so far away from You, as if You would not exist. Excuse us, if we act like You would not see. Spark our love to You new, You marvelous God and Father!

Bible reading today: Psalm 122:1-9

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