“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
by: Ashea West.
This passage is about the blessing of obedience. Verse 3 starts off by saying if we follow God’s commands, which we see in verse 1-2, then we will receive the benefits of verses 3-13. In today’s world, it can be hard to understand this concept because we do not always see the benefits from doing right. You raise your child “right”’ and later on they become an atheist; you show love to your boyfriend/girlfriend and then they leave; or you comply with the police and still get shot. But this passage reminds us that if we are obedient to God’s Word, not just doing what we think is right, we will be rewarded accordingly. This is the promise to believers.'