Bible In One Year-Day 85 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)
Commentary: Deut26-28. One attribute of God is that He is ever mindful of covenants, i.e. an agreement that is signed and sealed with a symbol of life (ink or blood). Covenants bring two or more parties together as one. When a covenant is respected and observed, it carries more rewards which, in this case, is blessing. However, the violation of such agreement will be judged. The judgment of the violation of a covenant is curse. These three chapters highlighted the blessings attached to observance and the curses attached to the violation of God’s covenant. Looking at it very well, we realize that the curses are more emphasized than the blessings; it is to let the Israelites know how grievous the consequences of the violation are. Unfortunately, many read only the blessings and refuse to read and understand what could be the satanic door that opens for curses to have its leeway;
Proverbs 26:2 “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”
We run into trouble because of the wrong we did and not the right thing we did. We can do better if we are more conscious of the laid out curses. All that God demands from us is obedience to His words. Disobedience is tantamount to rebellion and witchcraft;
1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
When you notice a trembling heart (this is fear), failing eyes (lack of vision, revelation and foresight) and anguish of soul (lack of peace of mind or confusion of the heart), then the simple meaning is that there is rebellion to the word of God lying at the corner. If this is not taken care of, there can be no peace; you can’t bribe the conscience. You may give many excuses to justify your stand, only time will reveal the truth. To every violation of the word of God which you eventually realize, quickly seek to address it. This was David’s secret; he was quick to repentance and forsakes the sin without second opinion. You can’t read where David repeated a sin twice. Once you repent of a sin, then forsake completely without any compromise, i.e. don’t go back to it. May the Lord give you grace to overcome sin in the name of Jesus. Our reading for today is Deut29-31. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Delaware, USA