Posted by Deborah Elum

This Week’s Scripture

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on the earth.”

(Deuteronomy 28: 1, NIV)

 

I was in the store when I heard a mother tell her son, “Hold the balloon string tight, now.”

“I am,” he responded. “I got it.”

The next thing I noticed was the balloon ascending to the ceiling. The young boy begins crying and reaching for it. There was nothing his mother could do but watch it float away.

It was obvious that he did not really have a good grip on the string. He was not carefully following all his mother had told him to do.

Our God in Deuteronomy 28, tells us to carefully follow all His instructions. If we do, we can hold on to His blessings; blessings of prosperity, victory, peace, and so much more. There are great blessings for people who carefully follow what He says.

However, if you LET GO of what He says then, curses will come; curses of never having enough and always being defeated. There is nothing God can do until you decide to live right and obey His word.

Do you want God to set you high above those who do not follow Him? Well, that is exactly what He will do and has been doing since the first man and woman existed. Let us hold tight and see the promises of God take place in our lives.