Deut 28-29 God’s plan is pretty simple: obedience leads to blessing and disobediences leads to curses. His love is deep and wide. It extends not to just the Jew, but to each Gentile believer as well. Although Jeremiah wrote these words to encourage those in Babylonian captivity, the principle is as true now as then. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” [Jer 29:11] Yet, even though this is written for our admonition we are much like the Israelites, a stubborn people. We want to come to God on our terms, not His, and then we wonder why we are faced with such grievous lives. He reminds us that “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we might obey all the words of this law” [Deut 29:29].
Today may we choose to honor Him from whom all blessings flow and watch and see what He will do!