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Deuteronomy 28:13

…you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

Too many times, we wonder if God is on our side. We question His good intentions and doubt His love.

In Deuteronomy 28, God spelled out all of the ways He had determined to bless the Israelites—in the city and country, their children and crops, their land and livestock, their baskets and kneading bowls, their wombs and workplaces. He promised to pour out the rain and put their enemies on the run, to make them the head and not the tail.

This is the God we serve! He promised that those blessings would overtake those who took refuge under the name of the Lord Almighty. He longs to bless us—just like those long-ago Israelites. All those blessings are ours “if…”.

He only asks one thing: that we carefully listen and diligently obey the commands of God. The “if” is not in Him. He sincerely desires to give us the protection and provision He promised.

The “if” is in us. If we desire the blessings of God to overtake us in 2022, we must answer the “if” today. Are we willing to carefully obey His commands? If we are, the Lord will open up His good treasures to us (verse 12).


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. No need to wonder! God longs to open His treasures if you choose to observe the commands of the Lord. May His blessings overtake you!

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament 

Genesis 13:5-15:21

New Testament 



Matt Hagee