Rev. Duane Bemis
"Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse." Deut. 11:26
It is this simple: today, God places a blessing and a curse before us; it is our choice which we will walk in. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in between the blessings of God and the curses. It is one or the other.
God wants to bless us and give to us the desires of our heart. God wants to bless the "socks off of us," and His heart wants to give us a future and a hope. So, which will it be? To one fifth grader his response was so fitting: "Blessings or Curses? Let me see, it's a 'no brainer' to me, Mr. Bemis!"
I believe he is right. I desire to walk in the blessings and be free from the curses. So, how do we walk in these blessings? Let us return to the Word of God, His Holy Manuscript: "The blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today;" Deut. 11:27
Blessings come through obedience to God. Obedience to God's voice is better than sacrifice. Let us keep it simple-- blessings or curses, your choice. The next verse speaks of the curses following those who disobey.
"Oh, let a spirit of obedience fall from heaven upon our lives so that we will walk under the showers of God's blessings.
Listen to these words found in God's book: "I will make a covenant of places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their seasons; there shall be showers of blessing." EZEKIEL 34:26
"Now that's where I want to be, O God, in Your wonderful blessings. Let Your showers begin. I desire, O Lord, to walk in Your blessings. Amen."
Deut. 28:1-2: "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 the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: ...
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