All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God: — Deuteronomy 28:2 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. — Deuteronomy 28:6
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever. (Psalm 121:8) Forever is a long time. What a peace is ours knowing that in our obedience God promises to bless us as we come in and go out. As we grow in our obedience we learn to trust Jesus more and more as we see the blessings, experience the assurance of God’s promises kept, and draw closer to Him.
Drawing closer to Jesus I am confident that He is intimately acquainted with all my ways. He checks out my path and my lying down. He sees my ways and all my steps are numbered. From birth to death I am His. I love that He encloses me behind and before and has laid His hand upon me. Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds His people from now and forever.
Why would we not want to be obedient? Built into obedience is trust, peace, security, intimacy, direction, and a relationship with God, the Almighty, Creator of the Universe, Father, and the lover of my soul.
Come and be blessed. Go and be blessed.
Continually seeking Him,
You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. — Psalm 139:3-5
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. — Psalm 125:2
“Does He not see my ways And number all my steps? — Job 31:4
For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling. — Psalm 116:8