“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.
by: Jennifer Lewis Berg.
There are two benefits in keeping God’s commandments. First, because He knows what is best for us, His commandments are the formula for successful lives. Second, He will reward our obedience with gifts that will ensure lives of plenty, safety, and peace. For Israel, honoring God’s covenant meant the promise of blessings without interruption. For us, if we honor God’s Sabbath, He “will give you great honor and satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob” (Isaiah 58:14b, NLT).