Reading through Deuteronomy the last few weeks in Central’s Route 66 Bible reading plan has really caused me to appreciate anew what Jesus has done for us on the cross.
Just before the Israelites enter the promised land, God gives Moses some directives to give to the people about their future. Deuteronomy 28 goes into specifics about the blessings and the curses that will happen if they don’t obey God faithfully. Read through the list and you’ll see how intense they are. Imagine the pressure of this on your shoulders. And if you know the story… the Israelites cracked.
Deuteronomy 30:15-16 sums it up well:
“See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”
If you have chosen to live in the grace of Jesus Christ and His work on the cross then enjoy it every moment of every day. He is our faithfulness and life is now a response to what He has already done!