God made some big promises to the Children of Israel. As His chosen people, if they committed to obeying God’s commandments, then He would fulfill His promises. He also gave them plenty of warnings that if they did not obey His commandments, then there would be steep punishments that follow. So what was it that God expected of them for them to reap His blessings? They were to fear (reverence/respect) God, walk in His way, love and serve Him with all their heart and soul, and to keep his commandments and statutes.
God expects or requires the same of us today. We can’t go through life living any way we want and still expect God to send His blessings. Just as God would punish Israel for not obeying Him and keeping His as their only God, He will punish us too. It’s important to note that God ended these verses with, “which I command thee this day for thy good.” God’s commandments and statutes are for our good. God only has our best interest in mind so everything God does is for us. His laws are not to make life boring – but so that we can live life to the fullest within the bounds that He created.
God, just as Israel failed in keeping your expectations, so we fail every day. Forgive us and give us a desire to live within the bounds that You have set in Your commandments. Help us to reverence You, to walk in Your way, to love and serve You with all of our heart and soul and to keep your commandments and statutes.
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