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June 18, 2018

DEUTERONOMY 28:36-57

NOTES ON THE TEXT

 

All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. Deuteronomy 28:45

 

When we think about who God is, the first things that come to mind are the good things. We think about God's love and grace for us. We think about God's goodness and mercy over us. These are all true but, we can't forget that God is just.

Every curse that was stated in v.36-44 was the consequence of disobedience. These punishments may seem harsh, but we have to remember that with God, you're either obeying Him or disobeying Him. There's no such thing as a "middle" when it comes to obedience. A wise man once said, "partial obedience is just disobedience."

 

The question to ask ourselves is, are we giving God our complete obedience?

Are we giving God our complete obedience at church? At school? At home? With our friends/family?

 

If your answer is no, DON'T WORRY! You're not going to be facing a swarm of locusts taking over your trees or worms eating your grapes. Remember, God is just. We will make mistakes and continue to make mistakes until the day we die. We'll never be perfect, nor should we strive for perfection. All God wants is our whole self, and for us to seek Him for all the days of our lives. Our obedience to God is simply laying down our lives, and following Him. Continue to live your lives! Be excellent in your studies, spend time with your family and friends, serve at church, but always put God above all these things. Make God the center of your lives, for God's light to spread into all these areas of your life.

 

When it comes to God, just go all in. Seriously, if God is for us, then who can come against us?

 

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