Deuteronomy 30 was my reading portion of the Word today. This is a very powerful passage. Have you ever questioned what is necessary to receive God’s blessing? Do you think simply believing in Jesus will do it for you? Will all the good things you do get it for you? The answer is quite simply…
GOD, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children’s hearts, freeing you to love God, your Whole heart and soul and live really live. God, your God, will put all these curses on your enemies who hated you and were out to get you. (See Chapter 27)
And you will make a new start, listening obediently to GOD, keeping all His commandments that I’m commanding you today. GOD, your God, will outdo Himself in making things go well for you: you’ll have babies, get calves, grow crops, and enjoy an all-around good life. Yes, God will start enjoying you again, making things go well for you just as He enjoyed doing it for your ancestors.
But only if you listen obediently to GOD, your God, and keep the commandments and regulations written in this Book of Revelation. Nothing half-hearted here: you must return to GOD, your God, totally, heart and soul, holding nothing back.
This commandment that I’m commanding you today isn’t too much for you, it’s not out of your reach. It’s not on a high mountain–you don’t have to get mountaineers to climb the peak and bring it down to your level and explain it before you can live it. And it’s not across the ocean–you don’t have to send sailors out to get it, bring it back, and then explain it before you can live it. No. The word is right here and now–as near as the tongue in your mouth, as near as the heart in your chest. Just do it!
Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve place in front of you
Life and Good
Death and Evil
And I command you today: Love GOD, your God. Walk in His ways. Keep His commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by GOD, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess.
If you’ve gotten to this point you’ve read through these verses from The Message and know the secret to receiving the blessings. It’s simply love God and know His word so that you can walk in total harmony and obedience with Him.
I’m choosing life, abundant, exuberant, joyous, thrilling, delightful life! How about you?
Heavenly Father, I love Your Word. Thank You for breathing onto paper so I would know Your desires. I am so blessed. Oh, GOD, You are my God! Because of Jesus I lift these praises before the Throne. Amen and amen!