“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you…” Deuteronomy 28:2

We have a God who is also a loving Father and loves to bless us. He has even declared that “blessings shall come upon you and overtake you”. This means that He wants to bless us so much that we can’t run fast enough to escape them! When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you. When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing!

Now, you may think that you don’t qualify for God’s blessings because as with all scripture we have to read it on context and the preceding verse says that these blessings will come to pass only if you diligently obey God’s voice and keep all of His commandments. Let’s be honest here, it doesn’t really matter how holy we think we might be, we know that no matter how hard we try, we just cannot keep all of God’s commandments. In fact, to add to this the Bible says that if we fail to keep just one commandment, we fail to keep all (James 2:10).

But thankfully I have good news for you: Jesus is the one who qualifies us for every single blessing because He has kept all of God’s commandments. When He died for us on the cross, He not only fulfilled all of God’s commandments, He also redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13).

Have a read through the list of blessings in Deuteronomy 28, starting with “Blessed shall you be in the city… in the country… the fruit of your body… your basket… when you come in… when you go out…” (Deuteronomy 28:3–13), it is really God’s will to bless us in every area of our lives.

You may say, “But I don’t deserve them.” Yes, you don’t deserve them, but you still get them because of Jesus. That is God’s grace! The law says, “You must deserve the blessings.” But the law is no longer here. Grace is here. So take the blessings by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Believe God for the blessings.

Today, it is no longer a question of how much or how well you have kept God’s commandments. It is because of Jesus’ work that you can believe God for His blessings. All the promises of God in Christ are “Yes”, and because you are in Christ, you can say “Amen!” to His blessings! (2 Corinthians 1:20).

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