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The Good of the Land

  • I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed. Psalms 37:25 WEB

    Today is the tomorrow that you were so worried about yesterday, and it is not as bad as you thought. So many times over the course of my life I have been worried about what was coming, but when it arrived, so did God.

    An unexpected bill comes due, and then an unexpected way to pay it, all in God's perfect timing. Year, after year, after year, He has proven to me that you can trust Him. It is never early, but then never too late. I found that the times of lack were when God was trying to steer me into something else, or get my attention.

    God's help arrives on time and yes, He does care for us. God loves everyone of us unconditionally, but if you want to walk in the goodness of God, then love Him back unconditionally. Salvation is a free gift because we could never obtain it anyway, but God's blessings have always been conditional on our behavior.

    Yes, I know that many have a problem with this and would have you believe that you can walk in the fullness of God's blessings, while living like you do not even know Him, but scripture leads me to believe otherwise. Here are a few that come to mind:

    'Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you shall listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day; and the curse, if you shall not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God' (Deuteronomy 11:26).

    'Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you' (Exodus 20:12).

    'Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And He will give you the desires of your heart' (Psalms 37:4).

    'If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land' (Isaiah 1:19).

    'Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well' (Matthew 6:31).

    'Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you' (Luke 6:38).

    Obedience to God's word is imperative to His blessings. In each of these scriptures, we have a choice to make that determines what will happen in our life. Jesus bore our sin on the cross, but we are to take up our own cross and follow Him (Matthew 16:24). We still have an active part in this, and if we are willing and obedient, we will eat the good of the land. Who will eat the good of the land? The willing and obedient.

    Summary: If we will not live by His word, then we will not live under His blessing. The prodigal son left his Father, went out on his own, and nearly starved to death (Luke 15:17).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. Teach me Your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show what I need to change in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, amen, amen.

June 25, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

LORD I thank you for your word. For you supply all my needs. I depend on you Father GOD. I know you depend on me to do the right thing. Forgive me of my sins Father GOD.

June 25, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide me. Amen. 

June 25, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I said a wile back that so many think God is like Santa Claus, somehow they think all thay have to do is name a blessing and then claim it. I have not experienced God doing that, I had to change as He led me along. I had to do this because I wanted to, not because I had to. I believe that God is looking for a group of people who first of all believe that He is there and that He will reward those who dillegently seek Him. If one is happy with who they are, then they are unlikely to change. Others know they need to change!

June 25, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen. This is a good reminder to live our life striving to always follow Gods commandments and seek God' will in all our decisions.  Yes Lord, yes Lord yes Lord Amen. 

June 25, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,praise God.

June 25, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Beautiful .Guide me Lord.

June 25, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God happy Sunday 

June 25, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, glory be to God.

June 25, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! We can be assured if we are obedient children, no matter what comes our way in life, Abba will be there fighting for us every step of the way.

June 25, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen

June 25, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord, teach me how and show me what I need to change in my life. I want to do Your will. Amen!

June 25, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. Teach me Your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show what I need to change in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

June 25, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for all that you have blessed me with. Teach me your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show me what I need to change in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!! 

Father I know you are bigger then my mountains, and I know your willing to help me. Search my heart Lord and remove anything that needs to be removed and replace it with love,wisdom, obedience, peace and joy. I'm waiting on you Lord! Amen!

June 25, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 25, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

June 25, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. Teach me Your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show what I need to change in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 26, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

June 30, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

July 4, 2017