Day Three: Blessed in and out.

Deuteronomy 28:1-6 (NIV)
“2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. 4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. 5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. 6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The life in Christ is a life of favor and blessing, for we’ve been given every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Throughout the OT, the blessing and favor of the Lord in the lives of the Israelites was to be an identity marker of God’s covenant of love. However, the continuation of the blessing of Deuteronomy 28 was contingent upon Israel fully obeying the Lord and carefully following God’s commands.

Let’s respond to the Lord by praying through Deuteronomy 28. To go from victim to visionaries, from cursed to blessed, from sinners to forgiven, from lack to plenty. This favor of God is to be seen and experienced in the here and now.

Prayer: Lord we ask for your favor and blessing over every area of our lives today. At work, at home, at school—may the rain of your favor fall on us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s worship to the song “Mighty God” by Elevation (click here).

-GK

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