“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you HIGH ABOVE all nations of the earth…. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall BE ABOVE ONLY, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them” (Deut 28:1-14)
These are some of the many wonderful blessings coming on the faithful and obedient children of God. Read the whole paragraph and meditate upon these wonderful promises. Please note that no unbeliever has the right to claim such benefits. These blessings are conditional. Please note the word ‘if’ in the first verse: “If you diligently obey…” In Hebrew, the word ‘obey’ means to listen intelligently and attentively. By the power of the Holy Spirit you understand what God is saying. You give your heart and your ears only to God, refusing and rejecting the devil’s voice. It means to be approved as a witness for God. You shall speak His words and people will listen to you.
What are these blessings? Generally speaking, God will promote you in life. You will be a man (a woman) of God. He will trust you with His supernatural un-limited wisdom and wealth. That is why will be able to complete every project you start in God’s presence. You have faith in God. Therefore you will not need to borrow money from others. You will have more than enough. Therefore you will be able to ‘lend’ wisdom and money to many others, becoming known as a rich, kind, wise and generous person. You will always be the ‘head’. It means that you will be the leader, the mentor, the teacher or the pastor of your people. You have the vision. He who has the vision is the leader. Others shall have no other option than to be the ‘tail’. Like a dog shaking its tail when it sees its master, so others will advertise your ministry and success. Your enemies will go down ‘lower and lower’. The word means to fall, fail and become blind. For as long as they rebel against your authority, they will remain spiritually handicapped. You can’t help them except they repent. As you follow God, men will follow you. This promotion, this authority is not forced, stolen, artificial or borrowed from others. It is genuine, original and safe, coming from God to you. It is a gift that comes without sorrow or regret. It is stamped and sealed on your spirit and defines your destiny. God’s grace is on you; therefore you are ‘blessed and highly favored’. Rejoice that He has set your feet on the Rock! Hallelujah!
You may grumble in your heart saying: God is not fair! God is ‘partial’. Actually, He is not! The truth is that God is sovereign. He created the universe. He sent His only begotten Son to die for sinners on earth, that they may be free to worship Him. Therefore, as a Creator and Redeemer, God has the right to do anything He wants to do. This world is His. God rules this world without any helper. God is always right. He has no counselor. Of His wisdom there is no limit. He wrote the laws in the Bible. He expects obedience. He blesses faith and obedience. He promotes and He demotes any man just as He pleases. He gives grace to any man He chooses. We can only rejoice at the work of His hands! We praise God for who He is! Join the choir of the worshippers, in heaven and on earth, and sing Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! All glory to God!